|Membership level: Hall of Fame|
Inductee Year 2007
|This 1968 HTHS graduate, like his brother Allen H. Koranda (Hall of Fame 2002), set a very high bar for others to follow in sports, business and civic activity.
In high school, during Ken's junior year, he played on the football team with the late John Imrie (also honored tonight). In Ken's senior year, Ken was named All-State in football on an awesome team credited as State Champions. The members of this team have stayed closely in touch with each other these past forty years. Many will be in attendance tonight.
At HTHS, Ken was also a member of the National Honor Society, received the Kroehler and Clark Citizen Athlete Award, and was president of the Youth Center.
His college days were also impressive, including an undergraduate degree from Stanford and then a law degree from Northwestern University.
Ken joined the family financial business, MidAmerica Bank, became its President, and became very active in numerous banking professional societies, trade associations, and civic organizations. This included Chairman of the Fannie Mae National Advisory Council and President of the Rob Koranda Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Somehow Ken found time to also devote to civic activities. He was a director of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, a trustee of the Morton Arboretum, President of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce, Trustee of Illinois Benedictine College, and active in Safety Town.
He lives with his wife Sue in Naperville. They have a daughter Katie who is a teacher at Hinsdale Central and a son John.