Koch CFO joins Barton School Fabulous 50 Dean’s Advisory Board

Richard Dinkel, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Koch Industries, Inc., has been named to the Dean’s Advisory Board of the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University. Dinkel becomes one of 50 diverse industry leaders from around the country.

“As an alumnus of this wonderful school, it is an honor to join the Dean’s Advisory Board,” said Dinkel. “I hope to impart the principles that have shaped me throughout my life to help transform the Barton School.”

“The Dean’s Advisory Board is pivotal to the success of the Barton School,” said Dr. Larisa Genin, Dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business. “By tapping into the knowledge and insights that Richard and our other members have, we can revolutionize our college and community.”

The Dean’s Advisory Board works to advance the mission and strategic priorities of the Barton School through strengthening, enriching and enhancing the student experience. Dinkel’s expertise in finance and progressive industries such as analytics and information technologies will be an asset to the team.

“Richard’s business acumen, commitment to excellence, and experiences at Koch will be invaluable to our group and I welcome him aboard,” Margaret Dechant, chair of the Dean Advisory Board.

As the CFO, Dinkel has responsibility for Koch’s finance functions including accounting, tax, treasury, risk and IT in addition to Koch’s Global Services group. Dinkel has more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting operations for large companiesand is also a certified public accountant. 

Dinkel serves on the board of directors of Flint Hills Resources, Guardian Industries, Georgia Pacific, INVISTA, Molex, Koch Global Services, and JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) of Missouri and Kansas. He has also served as a board member of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Salvation Army and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Dinkel is a past member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board advisory committee.