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Thomas Laming - Chair: Fundraising

Sr. Vice President & Lead Portfolio Manager Scout Investments
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Tom Laming received his BS in Physics from KU in 1981. After working at the Johnson Space Center on problems associated with shuttle navigation, he received a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then joined TRW in Redondo Beach, California, working in spacecraft design. In 1987 he joined  Martin -Marietta in Denver, continuing work on the Strategic Defense Initiative program. After completing an MBA at Indiana University, Tom became the technology analyst for Waddell and Reed in Kansas City, and eventually, Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist for Buffalo Mutual Funds. He subsequently became President and Chief Investment Officer with TrendStar Advisors, a firm he co-founded and eventually sold to UMB Financial. Today, he is Senior Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager with Scout Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of UMBF.

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