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Wright joins William Jewell's Board of Trustees
Contact: Rob Eisele816-415-7574
June 7, 2011

Richard M. Wright, Jr. has been named to the William Jewell College Board of Trustees. His term on the liberal arts college’s governing board will begin in October.

Wright, a member of the William Jewell College class of 1978, has been a director and shareholder of Gilmore & Bell, P.C., Kansas City, Mo., since he joined the firm in 1992. Previously, he was an associate attorney and then a partner with Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, Mo., for 10 years. Wright is a summa cum laude graduate of William Jewell and a 1981 graduate (cum laude) of Harvard Law School. He is primarily engaged in public finance and securities law aspects of public finance at Gilmore & Bell. He is a frequent speaker on securities law aspects of public finance.

Wright is married to SueAnn Wright, a University of Kansas graduate. Their daughter, Julie, graduated from William Jewell in 2002 and their younger son, Richard, is currently a student at William Jewell. Their older son, Robert, is a junior at Colorado School of Mines, majoring in physics-engineering and economics.

William Jewell College is committed to bringing together talented students and gifted faculty mentors within a vibrant community sparked by a rigorous and intentional liberal arts curriculum. A full range of personal and professional development experiences are presented by the selective national liberal arts college’s location within the Kansas City metroplex of more than two million.
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