Rob Kampen Named Director of Finance & Operations

Rob Kampen Named Director of Finance & Operations

Whitfield School is pleased to announce the promotion of Rob Kampen to Director of Finance and Operations (DFO), effective July 1, 2024. Mr. Kampen has been a dedicated member of the Whitfield community for over 26 years, most recently serving as Assistant Director of Business and Facilities.

“Rob’s exceptional financial acumen, leadership skills, and commitment to Whitfield make him the perfect choice for this important role,” said Dr. Chris Cunningham, head of school. "Rob has impressed parents and colleagues alike with his combination of professionalism, kindness, organization, and attention to detail."

In his new role, Mr. Kampen will oversee the planning, control, accounting and reporting of income, expenses, and contributed and invested funds of the School. In addition, the DFO manages all activities designated as Business Office responsibilities, including physical plant and grounds; risk management and insurance; transportation; compensation and benefits budgets; food service; human resources; facilities leasing; and city, state, and federal government compliance. 

Mr. Kampen brings a wealth of experience to this position. Prior to joining Whitfield, he held positions in financial reporting and budget analysis at Maritz Marketing Research Company and Maritz Travel Company. At Whitfield, he has played a key role in streamlining financial processes, implementing new online systems, and overseeing the financial aid process. Most recently, he served capably as interim Director of Business and Facilities.

Mr. Kampen is a graduate of Truman State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a recognized leader within the school community, having served on the ISSL finance committee and participated in ISACS accreditation visiting teams. His commitment to Whitfield extends beyond the business office; he has also coached girls and boys volleyball for over two decades, and he and his wife Cassie, are proud parents to two Whitfield graduates, Emily '18 and Zach '23.

“I am honored to be appointed Director of Finance & Operations at Whitfield School,” said Mr. Kampen. “I am passionate about this school and its mission, and I look forward to working with the talented staff and faculty to ensure Whitfield’s continued success.”