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Commerce Bancshares Inc (CBSH.OQ)

CBSH.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Kemper

66 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank

John Kemper

39 2015 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Jonathan Kemper

63 1997 Vice Chairman of the Company and the Bank

Charles Kim

56 2009 Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Barth

56 2005 Executive Vice President of the Company and the Bank

Daniel Callahan

60 2010 Executive Vice President of the Company and the Bank, Chief Credit Officer

Sara Foster

56 2012 Executive Vice President

Robert Holmes

53 2015 Executive Vice President

V. Raymond Stranghoener

65 2005 Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Burik

58 2013 Senior Vice President

Patricia Kellerhals

59 2016 Senior Vice President

Paula Petersen

50 2016 Senior Vice President

Michael Petrie

60 1995 Senior Vice President

David Roller

46 2016 Senior Vice President

Jeffery Aberdeen

62 1995 Controller of the company and Bank

James Hebenstreit

70 1987 Lead Independent Director

Terry Bassham

56 2013 Independent Director

John Capps

66 2000 Independent Director

Earl Devanny

64 2010 Independent Director

William Grant

66 1983 Independent Director

Benjamin Rassieur

62 1997 Independent Director

Todd Schnuck

58 2010 Independent Director

Andrew Taylor

69 1990 Independent Director

Kimberly Walker

58 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Kemper

Mr. David W. Kemper is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Bancshares Inc., and of Commerce Bank, a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares Inc. Mr. Kemper has been the Chairman and CEO of the Company since 1991 and was President of the Company from 1982 until February 2013. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College, earned a masters degree in English literature from Oxford University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the Past President of the Federal Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Kemper is active in the St. Louis community, serving as a board member of Washington University in St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and a member of Civic Progress in St. Louis. Mr. Kemper brings to the Board a thorough understanding of the financial industry and an appreciation of the values upon which the Company was founded.

John Kemper

Mr. John W. Kemper is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Commerce Bancshares Inc. Mr. Kemper joined Commerce in 2007. Previously Mr. Kemper worked as an Engagement Manager in the New York and Chicago offices of McKinsey & Co. At McKinsey, Mr. Kemper led consulting teams on strategy and operations engagements for a variety of blue chip clients in the financial services and airline industries. Mr. Kemper graduated with a B.A. in history and political science from Stanford University. He received a Master of Science degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Kemper is an Executive Committee member of the Regional Business Council and the St. Louis Regional Chamber. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization and the Leadership Council of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, sits on the Board of Fair St. Louis, and is the current Chairman of KIPP, St. Louis.

Jonathan Kemper

Mr. Jonathan M. Kemper is Vice Chairman of the company and Commerce Bank, a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares Inc. Mr. Kemper has executive responsibilities for the Capital Markets Group business lines, and Trust Foundation offices. After graduating from Harvard, Mr. Kemper remained to receive an M.B.A. from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business. Prior to working for the Company, Mr. Kemper held various positions in the financial industry in New York and Chicago, including positions with Citicorp, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and M. A. Schapiro and Company. Mr. Kemper currently serves on the Federal Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Kemper is involved in several community and business organizations in addition to his responsibilities at the Company. Mr. Kemper is a recognized community leader in one of the Company's largest markets and also brings expertise in current and emerging technologies to the Board.

Charles Kim

Mr. Charles G. Kim is Chief Financial Officer of Commerce Bancshares Inc. He was Executive Vice President of the Company since April 1995 and Executive Vice President of Commerce Bank since January 2004. Prior thereto, he was Senior Vice President of Commerce Bank.

Kevin Barth

Mr. Kevin G. Barth is Executive Vice President of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., and Commerce Bank, a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares Inc. He is Executive Vice President of the Company since April 2005 and Executive Vice President of Commerce Bank since October 1998. Senior Vice President of the Company and Officer of Commerce Bank prior thereto.

Daniel Callahan

Mr. Daniel D. Callahan is Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the company. he was Senior Vice President of the Company prior thereto. Executive Vice President of Commerce Bank since May 2003.

Sara Foster

Ms. Sara E. Foster is Executive Vice President of Commerce Bancshares Inc. She was Senior Vice President of the Company prior thereto. Executive Vice Present of Commerce Bank since January 2016 and Senior Vice President of Commerce Bank prior thereto

Robert Holmes

Mr. Robert S. Holmes is an Executive Vice President of the company. He is Executive Vice President of the Company since April 2015 and Executive Vice President of Commerce Bank since January 2016. Prior to his employment with Commerce Bank in March 2015, he was employed at a Midwest regional bank where he served as managing director and head of Regional Banking.

V. Raymond Stranghoener

Mr. V. Raymond Stranghoener is Executive Vice President of the company. Mr. Stranghoener was Senior Vice President of the Company prior thereto.

Jeffrey Burik

Mr. Jeffrey M. Burik is Senior Vice President of the company. He serves as Senior Vice President of the Company since February 2013. Executive Vice President of Commerce Bank since November 2007.

Patricia Kellerhals

Ms. Patricia R. Kellerhals is Senior Vice President of the Company. She is a Senior Vice President of the Company since February 2016 and Vice President of the Company prior thereto. Executive Vice President of Commerce Bank since 2005.

Paula Petersen

Michael Petrie

Mr. Michael J. Petrie serves as Senior Vice President of the company. He is Senior Vice President of the Company since April 1995. Prior thereto, he was Vice President of the Company.

David Roller

Jeffery Aberdeen

Mr. Jeffery D. Aberdeen is Controller of Commerce Bancshares Inc., and Commerce Bank, a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares Inc. He Controller of the Company since December 1995. He is also Controller of the Company's subsidiary bank, Commerce Bank.

James Hebenstreit

Mr. James B. Hebenstreit is Lead Independent Director of Commerce Bancshares Inc. He graduated from Harvard College and has an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Mr. Hebenstreit has a wealth of experience in the financial industry, having served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and as President of the Company’s venture capital firm in the 1980’s. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bartlett and Company, Mr. Hebenstreit provides insight into the agricultural industry that has long been a major focus of business for the Company.

Terry Bassham

Mr. Terry D. Bassham is Independent Director of Commerce Bancshares Inc. Prior to his election as its Chairman of the Board, Mr. Bassham served as CEO (since June 2012), President and Chief Operating Officer of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L, and Greater Missouri Operations from 2011-2012. Mr. Bassham originally served as KCP&L Executive Vice President of Finance and Strategic Development and more recently as Executive Vice President of Utility Operations. He graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington and earned a Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's University Law School in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Bassham previously practiced as a regulatory attorney and has served as an advisory director of the Company's banking subsidiary in Kansas City. He is active in the Kansas City area community and currently serves as a board member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Urban Neighborhood Initiative, Linda Hall Library, Civic Council of the Greater Kansas City, Win/Win, the Edison Electric Industry Group, and the Electric Power Research Institute. Mr. Bassham brings to the Board an inside perspective of the energy industry, and experience in a highly regulated industry with a publicly traded company.

John Capps

Mr. John R. Capps is Independent Director of Commerce Bancshares Inc. Mr. Capps, a graduate of Stanford University, created a group of automobile dealership franchises in St. Louis County, Missouri that was acquired by Asbury Automotive Group in 1997. Mr. Capps stayed active in the acquiring company through its initial public offering. In 2011, Mr. Capps left Asbury Automotive Group to operate a new automotive dealership under BCJ Motors, Inc. Mr. Capps gives the Board a direct insight into a major line of business for the Company. He is active in the community and currently serves as a board member of St. Louis Priory School, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, the St. Louis Art Museum, and Backstopper’s.

Earl Devanny

Mr. Earl H. Devanny, III, is Independent Director of Commerce Bancshares Inc. Mr. Devanny is a former advisory director of Commerce Bank and has extensive experience with regulated industries. Mr. Devanny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of the South (Sewanee). Mr. Devanny served as the President of Healthcare at Nuance Communications from April 2014 to August 2016, the CEO of The TriZetto Group from July 2010 to May 2013, and the President of Cerner Corporation from August 1999 to July 2010. This experience brings a professional insight into the healthcare industry, one of the Company's most important target industries for financial services.

William Grant

Mr. WilliamThomas Grant, II, is Independent Director of Commerce Bancshares Inc. Mr. Grant served as a Consultant of Quest Diagnostics from 2007-2010, Chief Executive Officer of LabOne, Inc. from 1995 through the sale of the company to Quest Diagnostics in 2005, where he served as Senior Vice President until 2007. During his tenure, the company grew from a market capitalization of less than $80 million to $934 million at the time of sale. Prior to LabOne, Mr. Grant was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Seafield Capital Corporation, a healthcare holding company, from 1990 to1995. From 1986 to 1990, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Business Men's Assurance Company, an insurance company. Mr. Grant received a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, and brings to the Board an insight into the insurance and healthcare industries. Mr. Grant is currently the President of SelectQuote and is serving on the Board of SelectQuote.

Benjamin Rassieur

Mr. Benjamin F. Rassieur, III, is Independent Director of Commerce Bancshares Inc. Mr. Rassieur is President of a successful, private company that performs heat treating and metal finishing at five plants in three states. His business provides a leading indicator of general economic conditions. Mr. Rassieur graduated cum laude from Amherst College with a degree in economics. He has been a director of Commerce Bank and has been a long time member of the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee, and is the current Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. His community involvement includes being a founding member of the Corporate Committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Todd Schnuck

Mr. Todd R. Schnuck is Independent Director of Commerce Bancshares Inc. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc., Mr. Schnuck brings to the Board a unique perspective from a consumer driven industry that faces many of the same issues that the Company faces, such as selection of retail locations, geographic expansion, and customer loyalty. With stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates in much of the same footprint as the Company. A graduate of the University of Virginia with an M.B.A. from Cornell, Mr. Schnuck had several years' experience in the investment banking profession before joining the family-owned business and serving as its President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer prior to his current position. Mr. Schnuck has previously served as an advisory director of Commerce Bank.

Andrew Taylor

Mr. Andrew C. Taylor is Independent Director of Commerce Bancshares Inc. Mr. Taylor has led Enterprise Holdings and its operating subsidiaries (collectively “Enterprise”), to the position of the largest rental car provider in the world. He has public company board experience and is actively engaged in community service and philanthropic activities in the St. Louis area. His company is ranked high in customer satisfaction and as a place to work and start a career. Mr. Taylor is also the Executive Chairman of Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc., which leases over 300,000 vehicles to small and medium sized businesses. Managing credit risk is an important component of this business. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Denver with a degree in business administration.

Kimberly Walker

Ms. Kimberly G. Walker is Independent Director of Commerce Bancshares Inc. She holds an M.B.A. in finance, with distinction, from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.A. in economics and public administration from Miami University of Ohio, where she graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Walker also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She has extensive experience in institutional asset management and has knowledge of internal controls and audit committee functions.