Galen G. Vetter

Galen G. Vetter


Alerus board member since 2013
Former Global Chief Financial Officer, Franklin Templeton Investments
Former Partner-in-Charge, Upper Midwest Region, RSM

Galen Vetter has varied and broad board of director experience, having served on over a dozen boards over the past three decades.

Mr. Vetter is a retired certified public accountant with an extensive background, including executive-level positions at Franklin Templeton Investments and RSM.

Mr. Vetter’s roles at RSM included partner-in-charge of the Upper Midwest Region and national executive partner, with leadership responsibilities for financial management, information technology, and development of professional services industry practices.

As chief financial officer and senior vice president at Franklin Templeton, Mr. Vetter’s responsibilities included oversight of accounting, financial compliance, and filings in dozens of counties for the funds.

Mr. Vetter holds a bachelor’s degree with an accounting emphasis from the University of Northern Iowa.