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David Humphreys

President & CEO

TAMKO Building Products

Galena, KS, USA

David Humphreys


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, 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.

David Humphreys’ Newsfeed

TAMKO Celebrates 75 years in roofing industry this week

“We will continue to adapt the world to ourselves – as change is inevitable – but how we adapt; how we evolve; who we hire to join our team: all of these will determine our future,” said David Humphreys, TAMKO President and CEO at an anniversary gathering. “Things will change; we will make strategic choices; and, as we celebrate 75 years, we will be focused on positioning TAMKO for even faster growth and greater success.”

Inside Joplin: Joplin Rotary Club to honor Rotarian of the Year

TAMKO’s President and CEO, David Humphreys, said, “A commitment to honesty and integrity is essential for our culture at TAMKO; it defines who we are. We are proud to honor the Rotarian of the Year for their commitment to Service Above Self and the values we hold in such high esteem at TAMKO.”

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David Humphreys’ Background

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.
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 Non-Executive Positions

Visiting Committee Member
Miami, FL, USA
Miami Law is one of the nation's leading institutions of legal education. Faculty members are leaders in their scholarly & professional fields, which benefits the highly talented and diverse student body.
New York, NY, USA
The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partisan, legal and advocacy organization.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

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.


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.
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.
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David Humphreys’ Education

LL.M. degree (Tax specialty)
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