|Kluenker named chair of Aerospace Foundation board of directors|
Chuck Kluenker has been named chair of the Aerospace Foundation Board of Directors. Kluenker is stepping into the position previously held by Thomas J. Clifford, who served as the chair since the board was founded in 1985. “Chuck has a life-long interest in aviation and a passion for the University of North Dakota and the students at the Odegard School,” said Bruce Smith, president of UNDAF. “He brings a solid base of experience in corporate management that will help lead the Aerospace Foundation into the future.”
Kluenker is a senior vice president of 3D/International, Inc., and has served on its board of directors and executive committee. He has held leadership positions in the construction management industry, serving on the dean’s advisory council for the School of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and as president of the Construction Management Association of America.
He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He and his wife, Maggie, currently live in Roseville, Calif. The Kluenkers are closely connected to the University through their two sons who graduated from UND with degrees in commercial aviation. Their son, John, was the top collegiate pilot in the United States in 2001.