ACF Leadership Update


The Alaska Community Foundation Board of Directors has appointed Ken Osterkamp as interim president, effective immediately. As interim president, Ken will focus on ensuring organizational continuity and stability as the search for a permanent president gets underway.

Ken is an interim executive and management consultant and the founder and owner of Kizuna LLC. He was raised in Fairbanks and now resides with his wife and eleven-year-old son in Anchorage.

Ken graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and earned a doctorate at the Claremont Graduate University Center for Politics and Economics. He served in the Alaska Army National Guard as an airborne infantryman. He worked in Washington, DC, for BiosGroup. This national consulting firm applied the tools of complexity science to solve problems for Fortune 500 and government clients.

In 2003 Ken commenced his work in the nonprofit sector as executive director of Alaska 20/20. He brought to fruition a years-long statewide civic engagement effort and produced The Alaska Progress Report, a social, economic, and environmental report card for Alaska.

In 2006 he joined AARP, Alaska’s largest membership organization, as state director. He led a team that created statewide social impact in health care, financial security, and livable communities.

In 2019, Ken founded Kizuna LLC, a management consulting firm, and became a consultant with The Foraker Group. With Foraker, he has helped an arts organization navigate the pandemic, assisted a social service nonprofit in modernizing its business processes, and led quality improvement and reaccreditation projects for a regional behavioral health organization.

ACF is delighted to have Ken’s expertise and thoughtful leadership style to help guide us through this transition. We look forward to new opportunities as we continue to further our mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter.