Board of Directors

Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S. Truman

Honorary Chair

Clifton Truman Daniel


Clyde F. Wendel
Board Chair
Vice Chairman (Ret.), UMB Bank

Adam P. Sachs
Board Vice Chair
Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

Jeannine Strandjord
Board Vice Chair
Chief Integration Officer (Ret.), Sprint Corporation

John A. MacDonald
Board Treasurer
Vice President & Treasurer, Hall Family Foundation

Maurice A. Watson
Board Secretary
Chairman, Husch Blackwell LLP


Alan L. Atterbury
President & CEO, Midland Properties, Inc.

Merilyn K. Berenbom
Community Volunteer

Kirk W. Carpenter
President & Owner,
Carpenter & Company Insurance Agency

Maureen McMeel Carroll
Executive Director
McMeel Family Foundation

Robert P. Dunn
Vice President — Community Affairs
JE Dunn Construction Company

Susie S. Evans
Community Volunteer

Mary Ann Heiss, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Kent State University

Mary Hunkeler
Community Volunteer

Kay Martin
Community Volunteer

James D. Rine
President, Kansas City Region
UMB Bank

Meyer J. Sosland
Director of Operations and Executive Editor
Sosland Publishing

The Hon. Eileen Weir
Independence, Missouri

Dennis Merrill, Ph.D.
Curator’s Teaching Professor
University of Missouri – Kansas City

Janet Napolitano
President, University of California

James B. Nutter, Jr.
President and CEO
James B. Nutter & Company

Cappy P. Powell
Community Volunteer

Page Branton Reed
Community Volunteer

Timothy W. Triplett
General Counsel
Black & Veatch

David Von Drehle
Editor at Large
TIME Magazine

David Williams
Centerpoint Medical Center, HCA

Ex-Officio Directors

Alex Burden
Executive Director
Truman Library Institute

Kurt Graham
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum