City: Kansas City
Term Ends: June 2017
Ann Brandau-Murguia of Kansas City was appointed to the Kansas Board of Regents by Governor Sam Brownback in 2013. She is the Executive Director of the Argentine Neighborhood Development Association, a Community Development Corporation and Community Housing Development Organization with a mission to promote the revitalization of the Argentine community.
Brandau-Murguia’s career has included leadership positions with community development organizations CHWC, Inc. and El Centro, Inc., as well as work as a probation/parole officer and pre-sentence writer for the Kansas and Missouri Departments of Corrections. She currently serves as the 3rd District County Commissioner to the Unified Government Board of Commissioners, a position she has held since 2007; is a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she chairs the Economic Development Committee of the Board; serves as chair of the Kansas Board of Regents Retirement Plan Committee; and co-chair of the Frontiers Project at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In 2011, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City named Brandau-Murguia their Humanitarian of the Year for her work with the Latino community.
Brandau-Murguia received her bachelor’s degree in human services in 1993 from Ottawa University and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1997 from Baker University. She and her husband, Carlos, have three children. In her free time, she enjoys biking, running, swimming, reading and shopping.