Ken Amundson heads up the Western region for Grimes, McGovern & Associates. Ken has had a long career in newspapers extending nearly 40 years. He has served as general manager of multiple Colorado newspapers as well as in numerous editing roles. His career began in Marshall, MN, continued in Dubuque, IA, and Loveland, Longmont and Durango, all in Colorado.
Ken is a past president of the Colorado Press Association, a former member of the Colorado Press Foundation, and continues to volunteer with the association.Ken has won numerous awards during his career, including a First Amendment award from the Colorado SPJ chapter. He led a team of reporters and editors that won a national Scripps Howard Foundation environmental reporting award. On the business front, he is most proud of growing circulation (five consecutive years) while most others were losing, while adding advertising revenue in the face of national declines. He has especially enjoyed working with family-owned newspapers.
He has been active in church and community activities throughout his career, serving as president and board member of Kiwanis Clubs, church councils, a youth soccer association, hospital foundation and Head Start board.
Ken and his wife, JoEllen, are owners of a Curves franchise in Loveland. They have two grown children, a nurse and a physical therapist.