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Bert Berkley

Bert BerkleyOccupation: Chairman of the Board, Tension Corporation
Born: Kansas City, Missouri, May 8, 1923

Education:
Honorary LHD, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO (2010)
MBA, Harvard Business School, Harvard University (1950)
BA, Duke University (1948)

Career:
Chairman of the Board, Tension Envelope Corporation, Kansas City, MO (1967-Present)
President, Tension Envelope Corporation, Kansas City, MO (1962-1988)
Chief Executive Officer, Tension Envelope Corporation, Kansas City, MO (1962-1988)

Career Related:
Chairman, Global Envelope Alliance (2005-2011); President, Envelope Manufacturers Association (1983-1985); Executive Committee, Envelope Manufacturers Association (1981-1983); Vice Chairman, Executive Committee, Envelope Manufacturer’s Association (1981-1983); Executive Committee, Envelope Manufacturer’s Association (1976-1979); Executive Committee, Executive Committee, Envelope Manufacturer’s Association (1967-1970); Executive Committee, Envelope Manufacturers Association (1960-1963)

Civic:
Member, Advisory Council, Smithsonian National Postal Museum (2016-Present); Founder, Chairman, and Board Member, Local Investment Commission, Investing in Children and Families (1992-Present); Board of Directors, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, D.C. (2000-Present); Council of Champions, National Grade Level Reading Effort (2018); Chair, Jewish Community Relations Bureau, American Jewish Committee (2009); Director, Missouri Family and Community Trust, State of Missouri (1999-2012); Member, Advisory Board, National Parks Conservation Association (1986-2006); Board of Directors, National Youth Information Network (1997-2004); Director, Turn the Page KC (2012-Present); Board of Directors, Centerpoint for Leaders, Washington, D.C. (2001-2004); Board of Directors, Ewing Marion Kaussman Foundation Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (1990-2002); Chairman, Board of Directors, Center for Workforce Preparation, United States Chamber of Commerce (1991-2002); Director, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum University of Kansas (1994-2000); Business Round Table, Department of Social Services, State of Missouri (1989-1999); Board of Directors, National Minority Supplier Development Council (1989-1998); Member, Advisory Board, National Council for Economic Education (1993-1995); Member, Kitchen Cabinet, Kansas City Public Schools (1990-1992); Chairman, Board of Directors, Human Services Testing and Retesting Council (1983-1990); Chairman, The Center for Business Innovation (1987-1989); Chairman, Board of Directors, National Minority Supplier Development Council (1986-1988); Trustee, Chairman, University of Missouri-Kansas City Board of Trustees (1983-1985); Member, Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee (1964-1984); Member, Human Resources Committee, Heart of America United Way (1983); Board of Directors, Kansas City Area Health Planning Council, Inc. (1982-1983); Vice Chairman, University of Missouri-Kansas City (1981-1983); Director, Menorah Medical Center (1980-1994); Member, Executive Committee, Center for Management Assistance (1980-1983); Chairman, National Alliance of Businessmen of Kansas City (1973); Trustee, Executive Committee, Midwest Research Institute (Now MRIGlobal) (1969-1972); Chairman, Comprehensive Needs and Service Survey Committee (1971); President, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (1968-1969); President, The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City (1967-1968); Member, Policy Board, North Campus Development Committee, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Charter Member, University Associates

Creative Works:
Co-Author, “Giving Back: Connecting You, Business and Community” (2009)

Achievements:
Patents in Field

Military
First Lieutenant, Infantry, U.S. Army

Awards:
Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017); Recipient, Community Guardian Award, AdHoc Group Against Crime (2017); Recipient, Lauriat, Jr. Achievement Business Hall of Fame (2016); Recipient, Hugh J. Zimmer Award for Excellence in Urban Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2016); Recipient, Adele Hall Spirit of Caring Award, United Way of Greater Kansas City (2015); Kansas City Globe Newspaper Lifetime Honoree, Society of Influentials Award (2015); Recipient, Robert H. Meneilly Stand Up Speak Out Award from Mainstream Coalition (2014); Recipient, Legacy Award, MidAmerica Minority Supplier Development Council, Kansas City, MO (2013); Recipient, Award, The Pembroke Hill School (2011); Recipient,  Mayor of Independence, MO Award (2010); Recipient, Harold L. Holliday Senior Civil Rights Award, NAACP (2009); Recipient, Founder’s Award, Envelope Manufacturer’s Association (EMA) (2009); Recipient, Proclamation from Mayor & City Council, Kansas City, MO (2008); Recipient, Distinguished Service to State Government Award, National Governors Association (2000); Honoree, Honorary Star, STOP Violence Coalition (1999); Recipient, Human Relations Award, Jewish Community Relations Bureau, American Jewish Committee (1997); Recipient, CEO Advocate of the Year Award, Mid-America Minority Supplier Development Council (1991); Recipient, Chancellor’s Medal, University of Missouri-Kansas City (1989); Recipient, Chairman’s Award, EMA (1988); Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Friends of Johnson County Library (1982); Recipient, Mr. Kansas City Award, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City (1972); Recipient, Brotherhood Award, National Conference of Christians and Jews (1968); Honoree, Leader, Kansas Citian Magazine, Chamber of Commerce (1967); Recipient, Young Leadership Award, Jewish Federation & Council of Greater Kansas City (1960); Recipient, Bronze Star; Recipient, Combat Infantry Badge

Memberships:
Member, Leadership Council, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University (2011-2014); Member, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (1990-2002); Board of Directors, Flexographic Technology Association (1993-1997); Director, Council for Economic Education (1993-1995); Member, Oakwood Country Club; Member, Homestead Country Club

Family:
Son of Eugene Bertram (Bert) Berkley, Sr. and Caroline Newman (Newburger) Berkley
Married: Joan Meinrath (9/1/1948)
Children: Janet Lynn (Berkley) Dubrava; William “Bill” Spencer Berkley; Jane Ellen (Berkley) Levitt

Hobbies:
Fly fishing; Camping; Whitewater rafting

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2009-2010, 37th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2008-2009, 36th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2006-2007, 35th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 1985-1986, 24th Edition (pub. 1985)
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
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Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
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Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
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Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
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Who’s Who in America – 1996, 50th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 1995, 49th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
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Who’s Who in America – 1990-1991, 46th Edition (pub. 1990)
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Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)
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Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2015, 41st Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2014, 40th Edition (pub. 2013)
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Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2010, 36th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2009, 35th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2008, 34th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2007, 33rd Edition (pub. 2006)
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Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2004, 30th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2003, 29th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2002, 28th Edition (pub. 2001)
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Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1988-1989, 21st Edition (pub. 1987)
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Who’s Who in the World – 2015, 32nd Edition (pub. 2014)
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