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John David Pinegar

John David PinegarKansas Historical Foundation
Board of Directors
Elected to board: 2007
Elected to executive committee: 2009

John Pinegar lives in Topeka. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Washburn University and has completed graduate coursework at both Washburn University and the University of Kansas.

He has more than 40 years of experience in Kansas politics and governmental relations. He is a partner in the governmental and public relations firm of Pinegar, Smith & Associates, Inc., which he co-founded in 1991.

Pinegar has served as a trustee of the Washburn University Foundation; past-president of the Washburn Alumni Association; past-president of Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas; and, a member of the board of the Dole Institute of Politics. In 2016 he was inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame and named a Washburn University Alumni fellow in 2017.

He is a proud fourth generation Kansan who is also actively engaged in managing and operating farming interests in southwest Kansas. 

He was first elected to the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors in 2007. He was nominated to the executive committee in 2009.