Ken Mauser most recently served as the publisher of the Peoria Journal Star and was also general manager, controller and assistant controller over his 32-year career with the newspaper. He worked for Price Waterhouse early in his career. Mauser is a Certified Public Accountant. Mauser is a graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a past board member of United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Center for Prevention of Abuse, and Peoria Downtown Rotary.