Galen G. Vetter

Galen G. Vetter


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

Galen G. Vetter has more than four decades of experience in finance, accounting, risk management, and investing. He has varied and broad board of director experience, having served on over a dozen boards over the past three decades. His extensive background includes numerous executive level positions at Franklin Templeton Investments and RSM (formerly McGladrey).

RSM is the fifth-largest tax and accounting firm in the country. Galen’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. At Franklin Templeton, Mr. Vetter’s responsibilities included oversight of accounting, financial compliance, and filings in dozens of counties for over 400 funds. He also was the executive sponsor for global internal controls and risk management for the Franklin Templeton Funds.

Mr. Vetter currently serves as an independent director for ATRM Holdings, Inc. and Command Center, Inc.; he previously served as an advisory board member for Land O’Lakes.

Galen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern Iowa and holds a CPA designation (inactive).