Ken Rust

Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
City of Portland

Ken Rust is the retired Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the City of Portland. Ken served the City in a variety of capacities, including Debt Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, over a 21-year time period.

Before joining the City, Ken was a Senior Managing Consultant at Public Financial Management, an independent financial advisory firm, and began his professional career as an economist with CH2M HILL, where he specialized in utility ratemaking, capital planning, and project feasibility analysis.

Ken is a Portland native and graduate of Portland State University, where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration. During his working career, Ken was a member of the Oregon Government Finance Officers Association and the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, having served as its President in 2008-09.