Dave G. Ruf Jr.

Chairman, President and C.E.O., Burns & McDonnell
1996 DESA Recipient
Primary office:



  • B.S. Civil Engineering, 1960

Dave G. Ruf Jr. is the leader of a major engineering consulting firm and is an active civic leader in Kansas City, Mo. His drive and enthusiasm has been a vital part of the success of Burns & McDonnell.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times