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Mariner Kemper
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, UMB Financial Corporation

Mariner Kemper is president, chairman and chief executive officer for UMB Financial Corporation. He has been with the company for more than 20 years and has served many roles including president of UMB Bank Colorado, n.a. and executive vice president of UMB Financial Corporation. He has been in his current role since May 2004.

In 2019, Mariner was awarded the John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award by the CBCA, which recognizes a lifetime of extraordinary leadership and a legacy of support for the arts. In 2013, he was named “America’s 7th Most Powerful CEO 40 and Under” by Forbes.

Community Involvement:

  1. Denver Art Museum - trustee and executive committee member
  2. Kansas City American Royal - executive committee and board member, former chairman
  3. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – board member
  4. Agriculture Future of America – lifetime director
  5. Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council - trustee

Media Appearances:

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.