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David Humphreys

President & CEO

TAMKO Building Products

Galena, KS, USA

David Humphreys

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

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

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.
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 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.

Philanthropy

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.
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

Member
New York, NY, USA
The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partisan, legal and advocacy organization.

Public Service

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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

LL.M. degree (Tax specialty)
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