Lori Kettner is an executive assistant in Administration for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Kettner has had a long employment history with ties to the Kauffman Legacy in Kansas City. She joined the workforce as an administrative assistant with Marion Laboratories, Ewing Kauffman's original company. She continued there when a merger yielded Marion Merrell Dow and later Hoechst Marion Roussel. She also spent time during her career with Aventis and Teva Neuroscience, both firms that trace their roots to Mr. Kauffman's Marion Labs.
Kettner earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Avila College.