Steve is a co-founder and President of Atwood & Palmer, Inc., a fee-only registered investment advisory firm located in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to co-founding Atwood & Palmer, Steve worked at First National Bank of Kansas City Trust Division, where he rose to the position of Senior Vice President and was responsible for establishing investment policies and supervising a staff of portfolio managers and security analysts.
Steve was a captain in the United States Air Force as a pilot from 1970-1978. He is a graduate of Missouri Valley College and earned an MBA from Rockhurst University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and The Kansas City CFA Society. Steve also serves as a board member and chairman of the audit committee for TNEMEC Company, Inc., an industrial coatings company. Steve held leadership roles on many boards of trustees for charitable organizations in Kansas City and currently serves as a board member of Wayside Waifs, a local humane society and shelter.