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Keven Ambrus to join Wilder as Chief Financial Officer

1/18/23
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The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is pleased to announce Keven Ambrus will join the organization as Chief Financial Officer effective February 13.

Ambrus has more than 25 years of experience managing finances and operations in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He has a track record of helping mission-driven organizations expand their impact, and has demonstrated a commitment to advancing economic equity on a national scale.

“My desire is to give back to the community in ways that leverage my experience and knowledge,” says Ambrus. “I believe in Wilder’s mission and am eager to take on this role in support of people and families in Saint Paul and beyond.”

Ambrus comes to Wilder from the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) where he served as chief financial officer and chief operations officer. Meda is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization that provides consulting and financial services to help Black, Indigenous and People of Color entrepreneurs succeed. He has held financial and operational leadership positions with Propel Nonprofits and the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Before joining the nonprofit sector in 2016, Ambrus managed projects and operations for some of the area’s largest employers, including Cargill and Northwest Airlines (now Delta).

“We couldn’t be more excited for Keven to join us,” says Wilder President and CEO, Armando Camacho. “His experience and leadership will strengthen Wilder’s ability to help people make the change they want for themselves, their families and the community. I know he will make an immediate and lasting impact. We are fortunate to have him on our team.”

Ambrus holds a master’s in business administration-finance from Embry-Riddle University and a bachelor’s in business administration from St. Louis University. He sits on the boards of Community Programs in the Arts (COMPAS), the Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement, and Hired. He held the position of president of the Alpha Phi Omega Theta XI national service fraternity and is a recipient of the Tuskegee Airman Society Scholarship.