Commerce Bancshares Elevates D. W. Kemper

David W. Kemper, president and chief executive officer of Commerce Bancshares Inc., St. Louis, was named to the additional post of chairman of the multibank holding company, effective Oct. 31.

He succeeds James M. Kemper Jr., who will retire but continue on the boards of Commerce Bancshares and several affiliate banks. In addition, David Kemper will continue as chairman and chief executive officer of Commerce Bank of St. Louis.

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