Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
UMB Financial Corporation
Mariner Kemper is chairman and chief executive officer for UMB
Financial Corporation. During his more than 19 years with the
company, Kemper has served many roles including President of
UMB Bank Colorado and Executive Vice President of UMB Financial
Corporation. He has been in his current role since May 2004.
In 2013 Kemper was recognized by Forbes as “America’s 7th Most
Powerful CEO 40 and Under.” He also was honored by American
Banker as its Community Banker of the Year in 2008.
Additionally, under Kemper’s leadership, UMB has been recognized
as one of the best banks in the United States for the past five
years (based on eight financial measures of asset quality, capital
adequacy and profitability, according to studies by Forbes and
SNL Financial) and was also one of 31 banking institutions named
to KBW’s 2013 “Bank Honor Roll.” UMB was also entered into the
Congressional Record in 2010 for excellent performance during
the financial crisis.
Company Facts: As of December 31, 2013
• Ten-year total return of 220.3 percent from December 31, 2003 to December
31, 2013, according to SNL Financial.
• Net income for 2013 reached a record $134.0 million, or $3.20 per diluted
share, up 9.2 percent from 2012 earnings—UMB’s fourth consecutive year of
• Received the No. 1 ranking in deposit share in Kansas City for the third
year in a row.
• Increased average total loans 18.5 percent in 2013, while nonperforming
loans remained at a low 0.47 percent of average loans.
• Nearly 60 percent of 2013 revenue came from noninterest income.
• Denver Art Museum, Trustee and Executive Committee
• Kansas City American Royal, Chairman
• National Jewish Health, Board Trustee
• Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council, Board Member
Kemper is a resource for local, regional and national
media. He has appeared as a special guest on Fox Business, CNBC and Bloomberg
Radio. He has also been a featured columnist in the Kansas City, St. Louis,
Denver and Springfield Business Journals. Additionally, Kemper and UMB have
been featured in banking and finance articles for the Wall Street Journal,
USA Today, SmartMoney and Reuters, among others.
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