Ken Wiseman is a well-known figure in the SCV community, known for the work that he has done not only to develop the workforce at AMS, but also for the extensive volunteering that he has done while guiding AMS as its CEO.
Ken is an 18 year volunteer with the SCV Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team, recently retired as 10-year President of the SCV Sheriff’s Foundation, is a Board Member and former Chair of the SCV Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities, and is a member of the College of the Canyons Business Alliance. Ken more recently joined the Piru Neighborhood Council as their Vice President. In 2017, Ken was named Most Influential Businessman of the year in Santa Clarita by The Signal Newspaper, and he was also volunteer of the year for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station.
Starting his career as a teacher, Ken made the jump into business. Parallel to his career growth in business and attainment of an MBA from the University of Hartford, Ken also set world records in ultra-triathlon events. As time went on, Ken directed his passion toward many other challenges. In his semi-retirement, Ken has returned to do what he enjoys most, and that is leading AMS, particularly in his oversight of the AMS learning center, in the leadership team’s efforts to provide their employees with a diverse, equitable, and nurturing environment.
In making the decision to retire as AMS CEO and take on the position of Chief Workforce Development Officer, Ken once again followed his passion. He stated, “My professional time will be more focused on the myriad of employment hiring and training programs we are doing with the County, State and various agencies to continue to provide employment opportunities to those struggling to enter, or re-enter the workforce.”
Ken regularly speaks to school and business groups about workforce development, and the power of visualization. Ken’s better half, AMS President Betty-Lou Wiseman, has been with him throughout over 40 years of professional endeavors. Both their boys, Justin and Eric, are Operation Directors at AMS.