"Michael and I covered many years of friendship and business association. I am proud to see that I was a small part of his success in growing Centene to what it is today. I also feel a strong sense of gladness to say Michael and I were good friends outside of business and I am amazed at what he and NoƩmi brought to the Saint Louis community. Their generosity and sensitivity to helping others will be what I take with me as I lead my own life with the STL community and my family."