Apr 6, 2006    #053
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green

Borchardt, Kansas City Board of Trade CEO, headlines Kimball Lecture

Jeffrey Borchardt, Kansas City Board of Trade president and CEO, will utilize his 21 years of Board experience as the Spring 2006 Charles N. Kimball Lecturer at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at Pierson Auditorium in UMKC’s University Center.

Borchardt, a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, and a certified public accountant, has been with the Board of Trade since 1982. He was elected by the Board of Directors as CEO in February 2004. Under his leadership the Board of Trade has set several new volume records, has sold a membership at a record price of $175,000 and is currently celebrating its 150-year anniversary.

Incorporated as the Board of Trade of Kansas City, Missouri, Inc. in 1876, the Board has evolved from generally promoting commerce and transportation in the region to providing an organization for the trading of grain and other agricultural commodities. Each year more than 10 billion bushels of wheat change hands on the exchange. Proud of its Midwestern heritage, the Board is the world’s largest free market for the fair price of hard red winter wheat, the primary ingredient in bread.

The Charles N. Kimball Lecture Series stands in tribute to the late Dr. Charles N. Kimball, President Emeritus of the Midwest Research Institute, to acknowledge his support of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City (WHMC-KC) and his enduring interest in the exchange of ideas. Kimball was forever networking and uniting people with the intent of pollinating ideas, a philosophy reflective in his credo, “Chance favors a prepared mind.”

Sponsored by WHMC-KC, the Series’ intent is to encourage reflection and discourse on issues vitally important to our region. Persons from the Kansas City region lecture semi-annually in April and October.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban affairs.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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