Dana L. Bjornson joined George K. Baum & Company as Chief Financial Officer in 1998. Mr. Bjornson is an Executive Vice President serving as a Member of the Board of Directors. He continues to serve as Chief Financial Officer and was named Chief Compliance Officer in 2010. Mr. Bjornson is responsible for financial reporting, treasury, regulatory reporting, compliance, human resources, and corporate and administrative matters for the Firm and its affiliated businesses.
He began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1981 as a Certified Public Accountant in their San Francisco and London offices, focusing on financial services clients. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Bjornson held senior financial positions at The Burton Group in London and AmerUs Insurance Group in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mr. Bjornson graduated with distinction in 1981 from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences. He received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1989. In 2008, he was named by the Kansas City Business Journal as "CFO of the Year" in Kansas City for mid-sized private companies. From 2009-2012, he served as a Committee Member of the FINRA District 4 Committee.