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John Cline '75

John Cline '75


Maryville, Missouri

Current City

Overland Park, Kansas

Northwest Foundation Board Member

Board member since 2014


  • B.S. Agribusiness; Northwest Missouri State University, 1975


John Cline graduated from Northwest in 1975. He joined the Livestock Marketing Association of Kansas City in spring 1976. He traveled for the Association for 3 years out of Atlanta, Georgia before transferred back to Kansas City in 1978. Then in May 1984, Cline along with Mike Wood founded the Cline Wood Agency, Inc. The company specializes in Truck Transportation and Commercial Agriculture Insurance. Cline was part owner until August of 2015 and is now employed by Cline Wood as Sales Producer working for Marsh McLennan.

Why are you "forever green"?

I feel a big loyalty to Northwestand enjoy being on the Foundation Board and it's great accomplishments on the Forever Green Campaign.