|Matthew J. Beem, PhD, CFRE
Chairman and CEO
Dr. Matt Beem chairs the advisory board of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University in Plymouth, United Kingdom and is a senior fellow of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s (UMKC) Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership. He served on the board of trustees of Avila University in Kansas City from 2015-2017 and on the board of trustees of Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa from 2008-2014.
Matt is a featured speaker on fundraising and fundraiser compensation in the United States and abroad. He is the author of Performance-Driven Fundraising: Taking Control of Your Success and a co-author of $231 Billion Raised and Counting. Matt holds a bachelor of journalism in news editorial from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master of public administration in nonprofit management and doctor of philosophy in organizational behavior and higher education administration from UMKC’s Bloch School of Management and School of Education.
|Terrence P. Dunn
Retired, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JE Dunn Construction
Founder, DD Ranch Leawood
Terry retired as CEO of JE Dunn Construction in 2013, and retired from his chairman’s duties at the end of 2014. J.E. Dunn, a national construction firm founded in 1924 with 2018 revenues of more than $3 billion, became an ESOP-owned company in the last five years, after three generations of family ownership and leadership. Following his tenure at JE Dunn, Terry founded DD Ranch Leawood – a business home for senior executives who have retired from major companies and are staying actively engaged as investors, directors and entrepreneurs in corporate, civic and charitable initiatives.
Terry served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Builder’s Association Education Committee, President of the American Cancer Society Central Kansas City Unit, Board Chair of Rockhurst University, Board Chair of KCU and Vice Chairman of the Economic Development Corporation. Over the years, he has been active in many civic and community organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Committee, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Southern, Kansas University of Medicine and Biosciences, Midwest Research Institute, UMKC Bloch School and UMB Financial.
|Robert D. Regnier
Chairman, President and CEO, Bank of Blue Valley
Robert (Bob) Regnier started Bank of Blue Valley in 1989. Bank of Blue Valley is a locally-owned and operated community bank with five locations throughout Johnson County. Over the last 29 years, the Bank has grown to over $725 million in total assets. Earlier this year, Bank of Blue Valley – which Bob Regnier founded in 1989 – announced its $94 million sale to Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust’s parent, Heartland Financial, which will operate the merged bank under the Bank of Blue Valley flag and retain Bob as CEO.
Bob is a former Chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and is currently active as a member or on the board of directors of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, Union Station Kansas City, Konsa Valley Capital, Inc., Johnson County Community College Foundation and the University of Missouri Kansas City Foundation. He has received numerous honors including Philanthropist of the Year, Johnson Countian of the Year, Kansas Citian of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, UMKC Alumni award, NAACP MLK Legacy Award, Ernst & Young Financial Entrepreneur of the Year, Thinking Bigger Business Entrepreneurial Legacy Award and the Henry Bloch Human Relations Award.