Steve Feilmeier, a Wichita State University Alumnus
Steve Feilmeier serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Koch Industries, handling accounting, finance, taxation, treasury operations and mergers and acquisitions responsibilities as well as serving on their board of directors.
Feilmeier remains upbeat about the economy. Decreased technology costs are creating ripples through all established industries.
Early Life and Education
Steve Feilmeier was born August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts to Harriet Theresa (Koch) and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. Raised by parents with Polish, Italian, and German heritage; attended both The Fenn School and Middlesex School before attending Harvard.
In 2005, he started the Eisfest event, held annually to commemorate wintertime gemutlichkeit and raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Following his passing in 2012, this annual tradition was renamed in his honor.
Feilmeier graduated with his Master of Accountancy from Wichita State University and remains actively engaged with university advancement efforts since. He serves on several committees such as WSU Foundation National Advisory Council, Barton School Dean’s Advisory Board, Wooley Hall Campaign Committee, as well as being an avid supporter of its men’s basketball and women’s tennis teams.
Steve Feilmeier has been engaged in numerous businesses throughout his life. From being an entrepreneur, hotelier, former state legislator, commercial property owner/manager and board member at Stormont Vail Hospital.
At Koch Industries, he currently holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, he oversees its global financial network as well as serving on its Business Development Board.
He joined Koch Chemical Group as a controller in 1997 after previously holding positions at PepsiCo and KPMG Peat Marwick; he holds both CPA certifications.
Achievement and Honors
Feilmeier has dedicated himself to Wichita State University for decades. He serves on both the WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement’s National Advisory Council as well as Barton School Dean’s Advisory Board, in addition to being inducted into Fairmount Society – an honorary group honoring those who have made significant gifts or made exceptional efforts on its behalf.
In 2013, he was honored with the WSU President’s Medal of Excellence, an award given in recognition of outstanding contributions made towards furthering Wichita State University and its students.
He and his wife have also dedicated numerous volunteer hours to the Lancaster Liederkranz, a German American club they are both members of for more than 15 years. Additionally, he traveled to Germany several times to visit family.
Steve Feilmeier is a longtime Wichita resident with strong community ties, serving on both the Wichita State Foundation’s National Advisory Council and Barton School Dean’s Advisory Board. Steve and Regine Feilmeier have been longtime Shocker supporters, contributing generously toward Woolsey Hall, Charles Koch Arena, men’s and women’s basketball teams and other university causes.
He previously held positions at KPMG Peat Marwick and PepsiCo as controller, and on several Koch subsidiaries such as Georgia-Pacific and Koch Chemical Technology Group boards of directors. At present he serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Koch Industries – one of the largest private companies in America.
Feilmeiers and Shocker supporters Fred VanVleet and Ricky Brotherton have made possible for the Shockers a new home, thanks to a major lead gift of $500,000 that will fund renovation of Charles Koch Arena weight room.
Koch Industries is one of the nation’s largest privately held businesses, with annual revenues exceeding $120 billion and Wichita State University as its second-largest employer. Feilmeier serves as both executive vice president and chief financial officer of Koch Industries as well as board director for Georgia-Pacific Equity Holdings, Koch Chemical Technology Group, Koch Asset Management (which manages pension investments for employees of Koch company employees) as well as being on National Advisory Councils and Dean’s Advisory Boards at both institutions.
He serves on the boards of directors for Koch Oil and Gas Corporation, KoSa B.V and Molex Electronic Technologies Holdings; his estimated net worth includes his share in Koch Industries.