CHRISTINE KEMPER

OWNER AND FOUNDER, KEMPER AND COMPANY

An entrepreneur leading her company in its 14th year, Christine Kemper combines her extensive consumer research experience with savvy marketing sensibility to help turn findings into strategic direction for brands around the globe.

Christine serves on the Board of Directors for not only EPIC Innovative Events, but also on the board of its parent company, Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City.

Her professional experience includes work in politics, entertainment, education, marketing, fund-raising, philanthropy and e-commerce, all of which combine to inform her decades-long career in consumer research. 

Kemper’s national consumer clients include retail, technology, hospitality and restaurant brands that are household names. Additionally, she has worked extensively with local and regional education, healthcare, start-up and not-for-profit entities in the Kansas City area. She has led several multi-country qualitative research initiatives throughout Europe,North America, Asia and the United Arab Emirates.

Kemper is a founding member of the original Wealth Study research team that has led to numerous book publications, articles and syndicated studies. This work has helped to inform some of the world’s leading luxury brands.

A co-founder of The Collectors Fund, she is responsible for leading a Kansas City-centric program under the TCF umbrella that unites area businesses with regional artists. Now in its sixth year, the Kansas City Collection has helped to raise the profile of 45 area artists, driving nearly $450,000 in sales for their work, while celebrating the businesses that support them.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska with a B.A. in English, Kemper also runs an active farm in Kansas City, where she and her husband raise children, horses, sheep, chickens, and turkeys, in that order.