Officers and Directors
David W. Kemper
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Bank
Kemper is a director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., Tower Properties Company, and serves as an advisory director for Enterprise Holdings and Bunge North America. Kemper serves as Vice Chairman of the board of trustees of Washington University in St. Louis. He is also on the board of trustees of the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Jonathan M. Kemper
Vice Chairman, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
Chairman, Commerce Bank, Kansas City Region
Jonathan M. Kemper is Vice Chairman of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. and Chairman of Commerce Bank, Kansas City Region. He joined Commerce as Vice President of Commerce Bank, Kansas City in 1982 and was elected Vice Chairman of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. in 1991. Kemper has overall responsibility for the Kansas City region and for operations and information technology. He serves on the Executive Committee of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Kemper, a 1975 graduate of Harvard College, earned an MBA in 1979 from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.
Kemper is a Non-Executive Chairman of Tower Properties Company. He is co-trustee of the William T. Kemper Foundation, president of the Kansas City Public Library board of trustees and is on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Association, Kansas City Design Center, Kansas City Downtown Council and member of the Executive Committee, and the Smithsonian National Board.