David W. Kemper is executive chairman of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Kemper is a director of Post Holdings, Inc., Tower Properties Company, and Enterprise Holdings. He serves as vice chairman of the board of trustees of Washington University in St. Louis and is on the board of trustees at the Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Art Museum. Mr. Kemper is a graduate of Harvard University and received a Master of Arts in English Literature from Worcester College, Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.