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Kenneth Edward Zehnder, American former state agency director. Recipient Blue Key Honorary award Western Illinois University, Alumni Achievement award, 1996; named Toll Fellow-Toll Fellowship Program, Council of State Governments, 1996.


Zehnder, Kenneth Edward was born on February 5, 1950 in Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank Joseph and Constance Angel (Stewart) Zehnder.


Bachelor, Western Illinois University, 1972.


Personnel representative, Vendo Corporation, Aurora, Illinois, 1972-1973;exempt personnel recruiter, management trainee, manager, Horace Mann Insurance Company, Springfield, Illinois, 1974-1979;participant political campaign activities, George Bush Presidential Primary and Congressman Paul Findley, Illinois, 1979-1980;assistant to secretary, director Human Superior vena cava syndrome & Senior Citizens Department, Office of Secretary of State, Springfield, Illinois, 1981-1991;special assistant to governor, Office of the Governor, Springfield, Illinois, 1991-1995;deputy director, director, Illinois Department of Revenue, Springfield, Illinois, since 1995. Member Attorney General's Commision on Electronic Commerce & Crime, Springfield,1996-1997, Federation of Tax Adminstrs. Electronic Data Interchange Task Force, 1996-1997.


Director field operations Congressman Paul Findley re-election campaign, Illinois, 1979-1980. Field coordinator George Bush '80 Presidential Campaign, Illinois, 1979-1980. Member Midwestern States' Association of Tax Administrators (president 1996-1997), United Way of Central Illinois (board directors), Springfield Noon Lions Club (board directors), Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity (alumni corporation board member).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: guitar, golf, skiing, reading.


Married Lynn Calame, October 7, 1995.