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Stephen Kohler Biography

Fox Valley Technical College Board of Trustees
Board Designation  |  Employer Member  |  Appleton Resident
Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., Appleton

Stephen has been a member of the District Board since 2012 and has previously served as secretary, vice chair, and chair. He works at Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation Company, as Director of Human Resources. He has previously worked in the papermaking, financial services, and aviation industries. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in both overseas and stateside assignments.

In addition to the FVTC Board of Trustees, Kohler is a thirty-seven year member and Lieutenant Colonel in the congressionally chartered Civil Air Patrol/U.S. Air Force Auxiliary where he has served as National Personnel Officer, Wing Inspector General, Group Commander, and Squadron Commander. He belongs to the local American Legion and is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Kohler is actively involved in his local church volunteering in several leadership roles.

His formal education includes a bachelor of business administration in Human Resource Management and a master of science in Organizational Leadership. Additionally, Kohler completed executive leadership programs at Cornell University, Northwestern University, and the Center for Creative Leadership. He is also an executive coach for business leaders.