Kenny Traynom

BSChE 1994

Kenny currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Westchester Group Investment Management, a subsidiary of TIAA-CREF.  Westchester manages approximately $6 billion of agricultural real estate assets, and in addition to his COO role, Kenny also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Westchester’s US Row Crops portfolio (approximately $1 billion of assets under management).  Kenny initially joined Westchester as Executive Vice President in 2013. He has twenty years of experience in corporate finance, strategy and mergers & acquisitions, primarily in the agricultural sector.  Before joining Westchester, Kenny was President of Ritter Agribusiness Holdings, a diversified agricultural holding company based in the Southern US. His prior experience included positions with Sumitomo Chemical, Monsanto, and Morgan Keegan. In addition to his undergraduate degree, he also graduated with an MBA degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Kenny holds the designation of Accredited Farm Manager (AFM).”