Gerald S. Brooks is a retired Marketing, Public and Community Relations Director for the St. Louis Public Library where he worked for 24 years. He was a member of the Library's senior management team, the media liaison and an official spokesperson for the Library. He was responsible for the day to day operations of the Marketing Department for 22 years.
Mr. Brooks, has been active in the St. Louis community for the last five decades. He has served on a number of Boards and committees. He currently serves as the Board Chairman for the St. Louis Community Credit Union. For his many community efforts and contributions, Mr. Brooks was listed repeatedly in Who's Who in Black St. Louis. He has been honored with various awards. He is also profiled in best-selling author Gail Sheehy’s book Understanding Men’s Passages, a contributing author to Missouri Libraries Your Lifetime Connection, a marketing manual for Missouri Library staff and trustees and a contributing author to Family Affair: What It Means to Be African American Today, a book of essays by Gil L. Robertson, IV.
Mr. Brooks holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Tarkio College. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife of 41 years. They have two daughters.