Officers and Directors
David W. Kemper
Executive Chairman of Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
Kemper is a director of Post Holdings, Inc., Tower Properties Company, and serves as an advisory director for Enterprise Holdings. 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 Kansas City Design Center, and Kansas City Downtown Council and member of the Executive Committee.
John W. Kemper
President and Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
Kemper holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Stanford University, a Master of Science in economic history from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a member of the Visa Senior Client Counsel and Financial Services Roundtable, and serves on the boards of several civic organizations in the St. Louis region.