Michael Senske joined The Kern Family Foundation in October 2005. He began his career in public accounting with an emphasis in tax and auditing. Over the years, his work expanded into other areas, including estate planning, financial management, investment analysis, and other services for high-net-worth individuals. These services included establishing and managing private foundations for clients and managing various charitable gifting programs.

In 2000, Senske’s wide area of expertise led to a role with the Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee where he served as controller, managing the day-to-day operations of the finance department.

As CFO, he is responsible for the overall strategy, structure, and management of the financial, human resources, and office management affairs. Senske works to ensure that the fiscal responsibility and integrity of financial and human resource programs are fully maintained and in support of the Foundation’s established goals. This includes management of the asset allocation and investment processes, consultant and investment manager relationships, and administrative duties. It also includes the management of the day-to-day financial reporting, internal accounting, taxes, budgets, payroll, and benefit programs in accordance with Foundation policies, goals, and objectives.


B.S. in Accountancy, Marquette University
Certified Public Accountant