Jonathan E. Baum, President & Chief Executive Officer, joined George K. Baum & Company in January of 1991 and assumed leadership of the company and its affiliated entities in April of 1994. Mr. Baum is currently on the Board of Directors for Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and is a member of MRI Trustees, UMKC Trustees, Board of Trustees and Kansas State University College of Business Administration’s Business Advisory Council.
Mr. Baum has held previous leadership roles with the American Italian Pasta Company (board of directors), Ralcorp Holdings Inc (board of directors), George K. Baum Capital Partners (general partner and investment committee member), Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Kansas City Area Development Council (co-chair), and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining George K. Baum & Company, he served as a Vice President with Salomon Brothers Inc, in the Merger & Acquisition Department in New York, NY. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS degree from Kansas State University.