Jack Ovel graduated from Loras College in 1969 with a BS in mathematics. He then went on to the University of Chicago, where he received his MBA in 1977. Since then Ovel has taught high school mathematics, worked in various trust companies throughout the United States, and currently serves as Regional President of Commerce Trust Company.
Ovel is married to the former Jean Ann Pieczara. They have four children: Jessica, Melissa, Rebecca and Matthew.
Jack has also served on the boards of Saint Luke’s Hospital Foundation, Catholic Charities of Eastern Kansas, Kansas City Estate Planning Society and other organizations. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Children’s Mercy Hospital.