Astrid Garcia is the vice president of human resources, labor and operations at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She is responsible for the human resources function, as well as labor negotiations, the manufacturing functions, and information technology.
Prior to coming to St. Louis, Astrid worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News in Pennsylvania, the San Jose Mercury News in California, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in Wisconsin, and other major metro papers in Minnesota, Florida, and Connecticut. Astrid has a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York and a joint degree from Brooklyn Law School, New York. She also worked as an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board and at the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund in New York City.
Astrid is a native of Puerto Rico. She and her husband Robert Gillespie have two sons, Robert, Jr. and Richard. Astrid is a past president of the National Association of Minority Media Executives and a McCormick Fellow. She sits on the board of various organizations in St. Louis, including the YMCA, the Urban League, and the United Way.