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


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

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, Vice Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City Southern

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

The Hon. Eileen Weir, Vice Chair
Independence, Missouri

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

Dan Crumb
Chief Financial Officer
Kansas City Chiefs

Josh Earnest
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
United Airlines

Susie S. Evans
Community Volunteer

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

Greg Gunderson, Ph.D.
President Emeritus
Park University

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

Madeleine McDonough
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

Maureen McMeel Carroll
Executive Director
McMeel Family Foundation

Leigh Nottberg
Leigh & Tyler Nottberg Family Foundation

Karen Pack
Community Volunteer

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

James D. Rine
President, Kansas City Region
UMB Bank

Chris Rosson
President & CEO
United Way of Greater Kansas City

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

Marny Sherman
Community Volunteer

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

Jeannine Strandjord
Senior Vice President & Chief Integration Officer (Ret.)

Timothy W. Triplett
General Counsel
Black & Veatch

David Von Drehle
The Washington Post

Ex-Officio Directors

Alex Burden
Executive Director
Truman Library Institute


Kurt Graham
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum