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
Eldest Grandson of
President Harry S. Truman


Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer (Ret.)
Kansas City Southern

Madeleine McDonough, Vice Chair
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

Thomas R. “Buzz” Willard, Treasurer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tower Properties Co.

Lisa Hardwick, Secretary
Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District


Merilyn K. Berenbom
Community Volunteer

Paul M. Black
Chief Executive Officer

David A. Campbell
President & CEO
Evergy, Inc.

Dan Crumb
Chief Financial Officer
Kansas City Chiefs

Josh Earnest
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
United Airlines

Kari Frederickson, Ph.D.
Professor of History
University of Alabama

Harvey L. Kaplan
Partner (Ret.)
Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Charlotte Kemper Black
Foundation Office Director
Commerce Bank

Kay Martin
Community Volunteer

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

Christopher Nelson

Wealth Advisor

SeaCrest Wealth Management


Leigh Nottberg
Leigh & Tyler Nottberg Family Foundation

Karen Pack
Community Volunteer

Jason C. Parker, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Texas A&M University

Bruce Reed
Chief Executive Officer (Ret.)
Stouse, LLC

Adam P. Sachs
Senior Vice-President/Chief Legal Officer
Kansas City Royals

Brig. Gen. Donald L. Scott
U.S. Army, Retired

Neal Sharma
Dentsu DTC

Marny Sherman
Community Volunteer

Meyer J. Sosland
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Editor
Sosland Publishing

Timothy W. Triplett
General Counsel (Ret.)
Black & Veatch

The Hon. Eileen Weir
Former Mayor, City of
Independence, Missouri

Ex-Officio Directors

Alex Burden
Executive Director
Truman Library Institute


Kurt Graham
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum