William Jewell College is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the College’s Board of Trustees: Julius J. Anderson, Jr., Jason L. Houseworth, Jason O. Klumb, Margo A. Shepard, Bradley N. Sprong and Mark G. Stingley.
- Julius J. Anderson, Jr., Naples, Fla., is the managing member of two companies, E3 Consulting, LLC and JG & M Properties, LLC. In his role with E3, Anderson provide consulting services to closely held business on succession planning as well as practice management techniques for the financial services industry throughout the country. This consulting includes services to the First Heartland companies where he previously was an owner. He graduated from William Jewell College in 1971 and received a master of divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1974. Anderson devotes time to raising money for organizations such as Friends of Kids with Cancer, Wounded Warrior Project and Midwest Marine Foundation, and is a supporting member of the Muny Partners, St. Louis’ outdoor theater company.
- Jason L. Houseworth, Olathe, Kan., is president of global digital tax solutions and product management at H&R Block, overseeing technology product management and strategy for digital tax products across the global H&R business. He has general manager responsibilities for the digital tax solutions business in the United States. Prior to his current role, Houseworth served as vice president and chief technology officer for H&R Block Digital Tax. A 1996 William Jewell College alumnus, Houseworth serves on the board of directors at Yodlee and is chairman for the board of directors at Ozanam.
- Jason O. Klumb, Kansas City, Mo., is the regional administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Heartland Region. In addition to overseeing GSA’s operations in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, Klumb is responsible for the management of federal real estate and information technology as well as the inventory of 400 government-owned or leased buildings, 1,000 employees and a budget of approximately $175 million. Klumb serves as chairman for the Kansas City Federal Executive Board and is a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard Judge Advocate General Corps. After graduating from William Jewell in 1990, Klumb obtained a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.
- Margo A. Shepard, Kansas City, Mo., is a senior financial advisor and senior vice president of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors, with over 32 years of financial industry experience. A certified financial planner and certified investment management analyst, Shepard was named to Barron’s national list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors in 2006. Shepard graduated from the University of North Carolina before obtaining her MBA from the University of Kansas. She is a founding member of Women’s Capital Connection and serves on a number of boards and committees, including the advisory board for the University of Kansas Business School.
- Bradley N. Sprong, Overland Park, Kan., is a managing partner at KPMG LLP, an international professional services firm, in KPMG’s Kansas City office. Prior to his current role, Sprong served as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He is KPMG’s national diversified industrial tax leader and co-leader of the tax outsourcing center of excellence. A 1986 graduate of William Jewell, Sprong serves on the board of the Greater Kansas City Crime Commission and is an active member of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Greater Kansas City.
- Mark G. Stingley, Lenexa, Kan., is a partner at Bryan Cave LLP in Kansas City and serves as the firm’s global leader of the bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights client service group. In 2014, he was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America in Kansas City Bankruptcy-Litigation. Stingley, a 1974 William Jewell graduate, is a member of the American Bar Association and American Bankruptcy Institute, and serves on the board of directors for the Missouri State Affiliate of the Turnaround Management Association. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.