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

James B. Nutter, Jr.
Board Vice Chair,
President and CEO, James B. Nutter & Company

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

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

Adam P. Sachs
Board Secretary
Partner, 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

Greg Gunderson, Ph.D.
Park University

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

Mary Hunkeler
Community Volunteer

Kay Martin
Community Volunteer

Bridget McCandless, M.D.
President and CEO
The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

James D. Rine
President, Kansas City Region
UMB Bank

Marny Sherman
Community Volunteer

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
University of California

Timothy W. Triplett
General Counsel
Black & Veatch

David Von Drehle
The Washington Post

David Williams
Centerpoint Medical Center, HCA

Ex-Officio Directors

Alex Burden
Executive Director
Truman Library Institute

Kurt Graham
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum