Ken Westphal began his career as an auditor at the big eight accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand in Richmond, Virginia in 1974, and later moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to become a partner with Adrian Helgeson & Co. In 1998, he accepted the position of Vice President for Finance and Treasurer at Gustavus Adolphus College, a liberal arts college. He held that role through 2016, applying his expertise in budget processes, investments, and risk management. During the course of those twenty-eight years, he developed a greater appreciation for the arts in the overall development of young women and men. Ken served on the EIIA board from 1994-2016, and is currently on the board of First National Bank Minnesota, a position he has held since 1996.
Ken is passionate about international travel with his wife, Kristi, and enjoys spending time with their grandchildren.