Jonathan Kemper joins the I Tatti Council

January 5, 2023
Jonathan Kemper

We are delighted to announce that Jonathan M. Kemper has joined the I Tatti Council. In doing so, he represents the Kemper family who have for many years generously supported I Tatti and its initiatives including the Digital Lab and our Harvard internship program. 

Mr. Kemper is Chairman Emeritus of Commerce Bank (Kansas City) and a Director of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. A Kansas City native, he holds an AB degree from Harvard College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to his return to Kansas City, he held various positions in the financial industry in New York and Chicago, including Citicorp and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr. Kemper is involved in several community and business organizations. He serves on the boards of Tower Properties, Pembroke Hill Country Day School and the Hall Center for Humanities. He is also on the board of the Kansas City Public Library and is past president. Previous responsibilities include membership in the Federal Reserve’s Federal Advisory Council, former Chairman for The National Trust for Historic Preservation and formerly on the National Board of the Smithsonian Institute.


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