Ken Danilson

Kenneth D. Danilson of Woodward, Iowa, was appointed chairman of The American Legion National Finance Commission in 1998. He served on the commission since 1988 and was appointed vice chairman in 1997.

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he served two tours in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees from Iowa State University in political science and history and retired as president and director, Worldwide Credit Services, PHI Financial Services in Johnston, Iowa, in August 2009. During his career, he served as vice-president of the Iowa division of the First Interstate National Bank; vice president, Agricultural Loan Officer, Citizens National Bank; and county supervisor, Farmers Home Administration, USDA.

His postgraduate work included the National Advanced Agricultural Banking School, Iowa State University; National Commercial Lending Graduate School, University of Oklahoma; Global Management Program, Georgetown University; Creating and Managing International Business Relationships, Building Consensus and Communicating Persuasively, and a program on Negotiation for Senior Executives at Harvard University.

A 1966 American Legion Boys State graduate, he has served The American Legion as secretary and member of the board of directors of The American Legion Child Welfare Commission. In addition to his chairmanship of the National American Legion Finance Commission, he serves concurrently as The American Legion’s state finance officer.

Danilson is the recipient of the International Executive Award presented by FCIB-NACB Corporation and Georgetown University. He is a farm owner with a partnership interestin a 110 year-old family farm and purebred Angus cattle operation.


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