Kenneth R. Butler

Vice President of Client Services


Kenneth R. Butler is Vice President of Client Services. Ken leads our Client Services and Corporate Insurance departments. Ken joined Parkwood in 2014 after serving for 25 years as a risk management consultant to Parkwood.

Prior to joining Parkwood, Ken was the CEO of Cleveland-based Crain Langner & Co.  During his time at Crain Langner, the firm was transformed into an international consulting practice, with a niche in providing risk management due diligence for family office private equity investments. Ken’s experience as a college educator and serving large single family offices helped him develop strong client relationship and education skills that complement the client services provided by Parkwood. 

Ken earned a BA in Communications from the University of Akron in 1977. He completed his post graduate studies at the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters, in Malvern PA and was awarded the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1987 and the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation in 1989.  He also served at the University of Akron as an adjunct faculty member, teaching Risk Management and Insurance from 1992 to 1998.

Ken and his wife Peggy reside in Richfield, Ohio and have two grown children.

Parkwood Board of Directors

Scott S. Cowen
Executive Chairman; President Emeritus Tulane University
Peter E. Raskind
Former Chairman and CEO, National City Corporation
Thomas A. Mandel
Vice Chairman; Founder, President and General Manager, Rubber City Radio Group
Jehuda Reinharz
President and CEO, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation; former President, Brandeis University
Robert C. Beyer
BD Capital Management
Michael A. Ritter
Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
David Heller
Principal, The NRP Group
Erika B. Rudin-Luria
President, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Kenneth G. Hochman
Managing Member, KGH Consulting
Jerry Sue Thornton
President Emeritus, Cuyahoga Community College
Stephen H. Hoffman
Chairman, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation; President Emeritus, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Stephen J. Weinberg
President and CEO, Weinberg Wealth Management
Stuart D. Neidus
Retired CEO, Anthony & Sylvan Pools Corporation