“I have known Ken for many years. He is a CPA and outstanding reinsurance professional. He possesses the key technical tools, communication skills and understanding of consumer needs. He will be an outstanding Insurance Commissioner.”
– Richard Shanks
Ken Selzer, Certified Public Accountant, served as Executive Managing Director for Aon Benfield and has extensive experience in the reinsurance and reinsurance brokerage industries. He has worked as a Certified Public Accountant with a major accounting firm, and together with his wife Deb owned a successful small business for 12 years.
After growing up on a family farm in central Kansas near Goessel in Marion County, Ken graduated with honors from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He later obtained a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
In addition to his credentials as a Certified Public Accountant, Ken has earned a number of professional designations in the insurance and reinsurance industry.
Ken Selzer is active in many professional, community, and charitable organizations, including the:
Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants,
Heart of America Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
Johnson County Christmas Bureau.
He has served as a Councilman and Council President in Fairway, Kansas, and currently is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Educational Foundation of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Selzer has been named to the Dean's Advisory Council for the College of Business at Kansas State University. He has served as a mentor to students at Kansas State University and at the University of Southern California.
Ken Selzer and his wife Deb provide scholarships for graduating seniors in the Goessel School District (Marion County), as well as support scholarship programs at Kansas State University. They are also supporters of innovative teaching practices in several school districts, including the Louisburg School District. Ken and Deb also developed and sponsor the Innovative Teacher Award in the Blue Valley School District.
As a 4th generation Kansan, Ken grew up in McPherson and Marion Counties in central Kansas. He has been married 34 years to Deb from rural Miami County, Kansas. They live in Leawood and have two daughters, one a University of Kansas graduate and one currently attending Kansas State University.