Ken Cella

Principal, Head of External Affairs Edward Jones

Ken Cella is head of External Affairs at Edward Jones, responsible for fostering strategic partnerships, expanding relationships with policymakers, industry leaders and other influencers to make a greater impact on society. He is a member of the firm’s Enterprise Leadership Team, which guides the firm strategy to grow its impact and create value for clients, colleagues and communities, today and in the future.

Ken serves as chair for the SIFMA Board of Directors. At Edward Jones, he helps support the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by serving as the senior executive sponsor of the Interfaith Business Resource Group.

He is deeply engaged in the St. Louis community. He serves as Chair of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor’s Council, on the board of directors for Greater St. Louis, Inc., as board chair for Chamber STL, and on the Concordance Academy of Leadership Board of Directors.

Ken has a degree in marketing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Securities Industry Institute.

He is a native of St. Louis, where he currently resides with his wife and their four children.