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

About Mariner

Mariner Kemper 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.

Media Highlights

UMB keeps its powder dry for times like this, Kemper says 

It took UMB Bank 107 years to build its loan portfolio to $14 billion — but just two-and-a-half days to stockpile more than $1 billion in customer applications for loans from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.
Kansas City Business Journal

UMB expands operations in two cities

UMB Bank hired small business and commercial banking teams in Minneapolis and Salt Lake City, moving it closer to opening its first branches there.
Kansas City Business Journal

Relief fund awards $163,000 in grants to restaurant employees

When Mariner Kemper was deciding where to best direct his and his family’s financial resources during the coronavirus pandemic, he thought about the hardest hit industries first.
5280 Magazine


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