January 1, 1931
Ken Alm was one of those high talent, attractive, enthusiastic young men that Roger Brown hired in the early 1950s as part of a program to build the Chicago roster of sales representatives through good recruitment and effective training. Ken grew up in the business with his father, heading a small personal account brokerage firm in Chicago. Ken built a high quality personal account business and began to work with Charlie Ritter to service institutions, especially in Cincinatti and other parts of Ohio. Ken resigned from Becker in 1980 and joined William Blair, shortly after which he suddenly and unexpectedly died.
Services for Kenneth E. Alm, 50, in Wilmette. He died in 1981 at Evanston Hospital. He worked for A.G. Becker for 25 years. He is survived by his wife Doris; two daughters, a son, his father, and a sister.
Susan Sloan, who assisted Ken for many years at Becker, informed us (Nov. 3, 2019) that Ken developed diabetes at a young age and knew he would not live a long life. He died of a heart attack. As noted above, he was survived by his wife, Doris, and three children. A few years later, Doris remarried Dr. Cecil Hart and they live in Palm Springs.