Award Recipient

Robert T. Steinkamp

Awarded: Knight Commander’s Accolade

Steinkamp, of Liberty, Mo., attended William Jewell from which he received a B.A. degree in History in 1967. While at William Jewell, Bob was a member of the football team earning three letters; he was President of the senior class, Vice President of his junior class and a member of the Student Senate along with various college union committees. He served as Number I of Alpha Delta, as well as VIII , IX, new member educator and recruitment chairman. Upon graduation, he attended UMKC School of Law from which he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1971.

From 1971 through 1978, Bob was affiliated as an attorney with the law firm of Morris Foust Beckett, first as an associate and later as a partner. In 1978, he became a founding member of the law firm or Beckett & Steinkamp. In 1990, Bob became Secretary and General Counsel of Applebee’s International, Inc., positions he held (as well as being one of its Vice Presidents) until 2004 when he retired from active employment. From 2004 through 2006. he served as a consultant to Applebee’s.

In April 2005, Bob was elected Mayor of Liberty, Mo., a position he held until April, 2009. In 2009, Bob joined the law firm of Kirkland and Woods (now, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen) as “of counsel.” Brother Steinkamp has held positions with numerous not-for-profit boards, including other private boards and commissions.

Bob has served as a member of the Alpha Delta Alumni Advisory Committee and is currently the Alpha Delta House Association President. He is a member of the 1865 Trust, the Loyal Order, and the Henry C. Chiles Court of Honor.

Bob and his wife Cheryl have two children, Ted and Rebecca.