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UCM Foundation

Smiser Alumni Center
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8000
Toll Free: 866.752.7257


Meet Bill Westhoff

William "Bill" Westhoff is principal of Lakeview Investment Advisors, LLC in Chaska, MN. After graduating with an economics degree from the University of Central Missouri in 1969, he joined the investment department of a large insurance company in the Chicago area.

Moving to Minneapolis in 1971, he furthered his investment career with a predecessor firm to Ameriprise Financial Services. His education continued at the University of Minnesota where he earned an MBA in 1974, followed a year later by his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional designation.

From 1971-1997, Bill held positions of investment analyst, portfolio manager and senior vice president of global investments at American Express Financial Services. In 1998, Bill joined Minnesota Life as chief investment officer and president of Advantus Capital Management, the investment management arm of Minnesota Life. With his depth of investment experience, he started Lakeview Investment Advisors, LLC in 2002. Read his company biography.

Bill's financial experience has benefited many volunteer activities. From 1999-2013, he served on the advisory board for the Carlson Fund Enterprises at the University of Minnesota and the Board of Directors for the American Lung Association of Minnesota. He has been married for more than 45 years to his UCM sweetheart, Ruth. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Recent Gifts Helping UCM Students

  • $20,000 for social work senior scholarship
  • $11,054 for Mules Golf
  • $14,762 to KMOS
  • $450,000 charitable gift annuity to benefit art department
  • $15,275 in-kind gift for art department
  • $10,000 for Mules Baseball
  • $10,701 for GA Athletic Training
  • $12,000 to Wrestling Practice Room Construction
  • $33,300 to female agriculture scholarship