M. Jeannine Strandjord
M. JEANNINE STRANDJORD, CPA, has 50 plus years of financial management experience and was employed in three different industries after starting in public accounting on the audit staff of Ernst and Whinney in 1968. For 20 years, beginning in 1985, she held several senior financial management roles at Sprint Corporation. She managed the successful transformation and restructuring of Sprint as Chief Integration Officer from 2003 until 2005 when she retired. Previously, she was Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer of Global Solutions, a $9 billion division, from 1998 until 2003, and was Controller and Treasurer from 1986 to 1998. Ms. Strandjord was a director of American Century Mutual Funds (for six registered investment companies) from 1994 to 2018; was a director of DST Systems, Inc., from 1996 to 2012; and has been a director of MGP Ingredients since 2013. She has also been a director of JE Dunn Construction Corporation, a private company, since 2006. Her current non-profit boards are the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Truman Library, and the KU Medical Center Advancement Board. Past non-profit boards include Rockhurst University, the Heartland Chapter of the National Association for Corporate Directors, the Kansas City Community Foundation and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. She has been a Director of the Company since 2001 and is currently the Chair of the Audit Committee. She also served as Lead Independent Director from 2010 to 2014.
Ms. Strandjord holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas. She was named "National Director of the Year" by the National Association of Corporate Directors in 2018.