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Don Herman Alexander

Don Herman Alexander, Dutch finance company executive. Honorary consul for Netherlands, Kansas City, Missouri; board directors Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone; member Regional Export Expansion Council; chairman Sister City Communications of Kansas City; Member of Adhesive and Sealant Council, Carriage and River Club.

Background

  • Alexander, Don Herman was born on July 11, 1938 in Amsterdam. Arrived in United States, 1964, naturalized, 1974. Son of Titus Herman and Helena Johanna (Simons) Buitenhuis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Nijenrode N.O.I.B., Breukelen, Netherlands, 1961. Bachelor of Business Administration, Washburn University, 1962.

    Career

    • Project planner Royal Dutch Shell, Zwolle, Netherlands, 1962—1964. Office manager Koch Industries, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, 1964—1966. Executive vice president Commerce Bank Kansas City, Missouri, 1966—1982.

      President Perkins Industries, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, 1982—1987. Principal Don H. Alexander and Associates, Inc., since 1987. With Medical Corps Dutch Army, 1957-1959.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Honorary consul for Netherlands, Kansas City, Missouri. Board directors Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone. Member Regional Export Expansion Council.

    Chairman Sister City Communications of Kansas City. Member of Adhesive and Sealant Council, Carriage and River Club.

    Connections

    • Married Sharon A. Hampton, November 10, 1962 (divorced 1984). Children: Karen Ann, Matthew Vincent. Married Ann Shelton Perry, October 19, 1985.
    • father: Titus Herman Buitenhuis
    • mother: Helena Johanna (Simons) Buitenhuis
    • spouses: Sharon A. Hampton
    • Ann Shelton Perry
    • children: Karen Ann Alexander
    • Matthew Vincent Alexander
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    Born July 11, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1961
      Nijenrode N.O.I.B.
    • 1962
      Washburn University
    • 1962 - 1964
      Project planner Royal Dutch Shell
      Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands
    • 1964 - 1966
      office manager, Koch Industries
      Wichita, Kansas, United States
    • 1966 - 1982
      executive, vice president Commerce Bank Kansas City
      Missouri, United States
    • 1982 - 1987
      president, Perkins Industries
      Overland Park, Kansas, United States
    • 1987
      principal Don H. Alexander and Associate, s