Current Position: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UMB Financial Corporation
Mr. Kemper is the chairman and chief executive officer of UMB Financial Corporation and UMB Bank, n.a. He joined UMB in 1997. Mr. Kemper is active in both civic and philanthropic endeavors. One of the causes he is most passionate about is the arts. He currently serves as a trustee and executive committee member for the Denver Art Museum and is a past board member for The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City.
Mr. Kemper also is extremely involved with several other civic and philanthropic initiatives. These include sitting on the board for the American Royal in Kansas City, National Jewish Medical Center in Denver and the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council. He is also a member of the Kansas City Civic Council.
Kansas City Civic Council
Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council
Denver Art Museum
Trustee and Executive Committee Member
National Jewish Medical Center, Denver
Western States Art Federation-Denver
Air Quality and Transportation Management Council-Denver
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo-Colorado Springs
Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver
Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation-Denver
Denver Art, Culture & Film Foundation
City of Sculpture Campaign for Denver Art,
Culture & Film Foundation
Mayor's Commission on Art, Culture & Film-Denver
Beaux Arts Ball 2006
Denver Public Schools Foundation
Kansas City Downtown Council
Achievements: 2012 – Forbes 'America's 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 And Under' 2009 – Denver Business Journal 'Corporate Citizen of the Year' 2008 – American Banker '2008 Community Banker of the Year' 2008 – ColoradoBiz Magazine '2008 CEO of the Year' Finalist 2002 – 5290 Magazine '22 to Watch in 2002' 1999 – Denver Business Journal '40 Under 40'
Education: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Employment History: 1995 - present
Mr. Kemper has been chairman and chief executive officer of UMB Financial Corporation since May 2004. He has been chairman of the UMB western region since January 2004. He is also the chairman and CEO of UMB Bank, Colorado, n.a. (a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation since 2000). He was the president of UMB Bank, Colorado from 1997 to 2000.
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