David Humphreys is the President & CEO of TAMKO Building Products Inc, one of America’s largest residential roofing manufacturers.
He started his career practising law as a defense attorney in Missouri, moving to Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he worked as a corporate tax attorney in New York and Paris, specializing in complex cross-border tax transactions. He joined TAMKO in 1989 as General Counsel and Vice President of Finance, Manufacturing & Legal, becoming CEO of the family firm in 1994, after his father's death.
David serves as Executive Committee Chairman for the Institute for Humane Studies in Washington, Chairman of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty, Member of the Visiting Committee at University of Miami School of Law and he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Cato Institute. He was the former Chair of the Board of Regents for The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and former member of the American Civil Liberties Union.
David has written many articles & company publications and frequently speaks before academic institutions & philanthropic organizations. Keen on history, David founded Joplin Historical Neighborhoods, which has preserved three historic houses in the Murphysburg Historic District.
With his wife Debra, David founded the Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. The Humphreys also support the Joplin R-8 Public Schools and many other schools in Joplin and its surrounding communities. Additionally, they are major donors to Miami Law and donated $1 million to establish scholarships at Missouri Southern State University. Their extraordinary philanthropic efforts bear out their dedication to advancing liberty and free-market principles and to making educational opportunities available to young people.