Board of Commissioners
701 Nth 7th Street
Elected to position in 2007
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 Missouri Department of Corrections. She currently serves as the 3rd District Representative 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 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.
Regent on the Kansas Board of Regents since 2013,
Chairwoman of the Kansas Board of Regents Retirement Committee since 2005
Board Member of AIA Kansas City
Co-Chair of the Frontiers Project at KU Medical Center since 2012,
UMKC Trustee since 2013,
Member of Argentine Activities Association,
Member of St. John the Evangelist church,
Past member of the Site Council and PTA at Emerson Elementary School,
Member of the PTA at Sumner Academy,
A former member of the church’s Altar Society,
Served on the Wyandotte County Parks Foundation Board,
Past member of the Kansas City Arts Council