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David Humphreys

President & CEO

TAMKO Building Products

Galena, KS, USA

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Biography

David Humphreys is the President & CEO of TAMKO Building Products LLC, 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, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Cato Institute. He is also a member of the Visiting Committee at the University of Miami School of Law. 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 and company letters and frequently speaks at academic institutions and 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.

David Humphreys’ Newsfeed

Retrofit Magazine
TAMKO Wins Top Employer Honors

“It’s always a tremendous honor when those in your hometown value your business and the employment opportunities you provide,” says David Humphreys, TAMKO chairman and CEO. “We value the four-state community and our loyal, dedicated employees who have worked hard to make TAMKO a success.”

Joplin Globe
TAMKO joins in Homes for Hope project in Northwest Arkansas

TAMKO is committed to making a lasting impact in communities across the United States, and we are honored to have the opportunity to support a project that enables people to become self-sufficient in raising themselves out of poverty,” David Humphreys, TAMKO chairman and CEO, said in a statement. 

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David Humphreys’ Background

TAMKO Building Products
President & CEO
1994 - Present
Joplin, MO, USA
TAMKO Building Products Inc is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products, decking & railing products, waterproofing, cements & coatings.
TAMKO Building Products
General Counsel and Vice President of Finance, Manufacturing & Legal
1989 - 1994
Joplin, MO, USA
TAMKO Building Products Inc is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products, decking and railing products, waterproofing, cements & coatings.
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Current Board Positions

Institute for Humane Studies
Board Member & Executive Committee Chairman
Washington, DC, USA
The Institute for Humane Studies is the leading institute in higher education, dedicated to championing classical liberal ideas & the scholars who advance them.
Acton Institute
Chairman
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
The Acton Institute promotes a free & virtuous society, characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.
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Previous Board Positions

Sewanee, The University of the South
Chair of the Board of Regents
Sewanee, TN, USA
Known familiarly as Sewanee, the University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains small and is dedicated to building a sense of community.

Philanthropy

Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Founder & Board Member
1993 - Present
Joplin, MO, USA
David and his wife, Debra, founded Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. It now has more than 350 students enrolled in grades PK to12. A Board of Trustees governs the school.
Missouri Southern State University
Donor
2017 - Present
Joplin, MO, USA
The Humphreys established a $1 million scholarship at Missouri Southern State University to be awarded over the next 10 years. Each award will cover at least half of each student’s tuition for the school year.
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Memberships

American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.
Member
New York, NY, USA
The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partisan, legal and advocacy organization.

Charitable Interests

Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri logo Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri logo
Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri
Supporter
Joplin, MO, USA
The Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri works to provide the youth, of all economic and racial backgrounds, a safe place to learn and grow.

Business Interests

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The Club for Growth Missouri
Donor
Jul 2018 - Present
Joplin, MO, USA
The mission of the Missouri Club for Growth Political Action Committee is to elect conservative leaders that will stand up for economic policies to help grow jobs & bring prosperity back to the State of Missouri.

David Humphreys’ Education

New York University
LL.M. degree (Tax specialty)
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