Jonathan E. Baum, CEO, assumed leadership of George K. Baum & Company and its affiliated entities in April 1994. In his management capacity, Mr. Baum oversees the Firm with a particular emphasis as Director of its investment banking broker dealer affiliate, George K. Baum Capital Advisors. Mr. Baum is currently on the Board of Directors for Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and is on the Board of Trustees for The Pembroke Hill School. Prior to joining George K. Baum & Company, he served as a Vice President with Salomon Brothers Inc., in their Merger & Acquisition Department in New York, NY. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS degree from Kansas State University.