Ken Klaveness

Ken came to Trinity Waters in July of 2011 from a career in commercial banking, commercial real estate capital markets and asset/investment management.  Assets under management have included timberlands (primarily yellow pine), located in eastern Texas and the southeastern U. S. He also enjoys an extensive community service history, focused on conservation and healthcare.  Current board responsibilities include those with Baylor Specialty Health Centers (governance chair), Children's Cancer Fund of Dallas (co-founder and past president) and Children's Medical Center Dallas (pastoral care advisory committee).  In the conservation area, Klaveness is founding chair of the stewardship advisory board for the Trinity River Audubon Center, a public-private partnership between the city ofDallas and Audubon. Among others, past activities include the Nature Conservancy of Dallas (development committee), Children's Medical Center Dallas (chair, public policy), and Children's Medical Foundation (chair, trustee executive council and member of the foundation investment committee).  In 2003, Ken received the "Community Quarterback" award from the Dallas Cowboys for his dedicated service to Children's Medical Center, in conjunction with the annual distinguished community service program sponsored jointly by Parade magazine and the National Football League.Ken received a B. A. from Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) and his M. B. A. from Southern Methodist University.  He grew up in Houston and lives in Dallas with his wife, Gail, and daughter, Banner.  Ken is proud to have participated in scouting during his formative years, which has greatly contributed to his love and appreciation of nature, outdoor activities, and "best practices" conservation of all natural resources.