Ken Selzer, CPA

4th Generation Kansan
Who Shares Our Values.

Meet Ken Selzer, CPA

Ken Selzer, CPA, was elected as the Kansas Insurance Commissioner in 2014 and began serving in that position on January 12, 2015. He previously worked in the reinsurance industry for more than 30 years, most recently as an Executive Managing Director for a worldwide brokerage and insurance services firm.

In addition to his credentials as a Certified Public Accountant, Ken has earned a number of professional designations, including Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), and Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).

Ken is active in many professional, community, and charitable organizations. He has served as President of the Rotary Club of Leawood, Chairman of the Kansas Society of CPAs Educational Foundation, and President of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Heart of America Chapter. He is also an alumnus of Leadership Kansas.

He currently serves on the Advisory Council of the KSU College of Business and is a member of the KSU Foundation Board of Trustees. He has been inducted into the KSU Accounting Hall of Fame.

Ken graduated with honors with a B.S. in Accounting from Kansas State University. He earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

A fourth generation Kansan, Ken grew up in McPherson and Marion Counties in central Kansas. He has been married for 37 years to his wife, Deb, from rural Miami County, KS. They have two daughters, Mallory and Mackenzie. Mallory and her husband, Colin, are the proud parents of Ken and Deb’s first grandchild.

Ken and Deb provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors in the Goessel Unified School District No. 411 in Marion County, and also support scholarship programs at Kansas State University as well as the Kansas Society of CPAs. They have developed and continue to support an innovative teacher recognition program in the Blue Valley School District, and also support teacher recognition and student scholarship programs in other school districts in Kansas.

Meet Jen Sanderson

Successful Small Business Owner for Lt. Governor

Businesswoman Jen Sanderson joins the Selzer campaign as candidate for Lt. Governor.

Jen is a successful small business owner with the right outsider experience to join Selzer in reining in overreaching government, getting more from every tax dollar, improving Kansas schools, protecting and creating jobs, strengthening our agriculture industry, and creating a better world for our children and grandchildren.

In addition to running her business, Jen has served as Chairwoman of Leadership Kansas Board of Trustees, on the board of Sherman County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and as President of the endowment foundation of Northwest Kansas Area Technical College.

The daughter and granddaughter of oil producers, Jen grew up in Plainville, Kansas. Jen is the first in her family to have earned a college degree. She is a graduate of Fort Hays State University who graduated with honors from the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colorado.

Jen and her husband, Kevin, are proud parents of two children, Blake and Taylor. Jen’s private sector experience includes community banking and financial management.

Together, Ken Selzer and Jen Sanderson are committed to transforming the way Kansas does business.