Ken Kranzberg serves as the Chairman of TricorBraun, Inc., the industry’s largest distributor and designer of glass and plastic containers. He is the former President and Chairman of the National Association of Container Distributors (NACD). Kranzberg currently serves as chairman of the board of Grand Center Inc. and has used his business and leadership skills in serving on the boards of many organizations including the Arts and Education Council and the Missouri History Museum. He serves as a board member of numerous arts organizations including Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Dance St. Louis, and Laumeier Sculpture Park. He is also a board member of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Nine Network of Public Media, Jewish Community Day School and the Kranzberg Arts Foundation. He also serves on the National Executive Committee of the Anti-Defamation League.
Kranzberg and his wife, Nancy, are arts philanthropists. More than 500 civic, social and arts organizations of all sizes have benefitted from the Kranzbergs’ involvement and philanthropy. Their purchase and renovation of the historic four-story Cadillac building and development of .ZACK was the result of their desire to help small arts groups. The Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s .ZACK building includes a theatre to be shared by resident arts organizations as part of the .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator Program which includes co-op office space, a community scene shop and prop/set storage. Their involvement and support has also included Old North St. Louis Restoration, Jazz St. Louis, University of Missouri – St. Louis, and Washington University libraries and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
The Kranzbergs received the Arts and Education Council’s 2004 Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award, and the 2015 Excellence in Philanthropy award. Kranzberg is a graduate of the College of William & Mary.