Kerns and Associates welcomes Casey Westphalen as the business’ chief financial officer and business analyst. As of Sept. 1, Westphalen will be charged with building two areas of the business: 1) she will secure the business’ financial functions; 2) she will work with the Kerns team as they create models to align client financial and operational performance with risk management behaviors, specifically decision-making and execution. The team will utilize Westphalen’s expertise for continued development of economic, cost of production and farm models that will be integrated into a web-based portal.
Westphalen obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Buena Vista University and her MBA in Accounting from Upper Iowa University. For the last 10 years, she has worked with NutriQuest Business Solutions providing CFO services to the swine, beef, dairy and grain industries. Prior to working for NutriQuest, Westphalen was the CFO of a 6,000-head dairy operation and several row-crop-farming enterprises (both within the United States and in Brazil). Her career has focused on building financial and operational knowledge in support livestock and grain producers through the deployment of tools for financial planning, monitoring and benchmarking. In her new role, she will continue to be an influential contributor for Kerns and Associates business, clients and within the industry.
Source: Kerns and Associates