John Kieffer joined the UMDF Board of Trustees in May of 2014. John is a recently retired business executive from 3M Company. During his 35-year career at 3M, he held many leadership roles in the US, Asia, and Europe. John and his wife Andrea currently live in Austin, Texas, near their son (Matt) and his family. John and Andrea’s daughter (Melissa) passed away in November 2019 from a mitochondrial disease (MELAS). Melissa was a very active supporter and fund-raiser for the UMDF throughout the last decade before her passing.