Our Trustees

James Hebenstreit

Trustee Emeritus, NPS Foundation

Mr. James Hebenstreit is the chairman and CEO of Bartlett and Company. Bartlett’s principal businesses are grain merchandising and storage, flour and feed milling, and cattle feeding. Bartlett and Company has been named one of FORBES 400 Largest Private U.S. Companies.

Before joining Bartlett and Company, Mr. Hebenstreit was with Commerce Bancshares for five years, and has been a director of Commerce now for over 25 years. Mr. Hebenstreit has also served on several other business boards, primarily manufacturing companies.

Mr. Hebenstreit is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, and served three years in the Navy, ending his active duty tour as a Lieutenant.

Mr. Hebenstreit resides in Kansas with his wife Marilyn. They have three daughters.