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Stephen Kohler Biography

Fox Valley Technical College Board of Trustees
Board Chair  |  2014-2015
Board Designation  |  Employer Member
Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.  |  Appleton

A lifelong resident of the Fox Valley, I was born in Neenah, grew up in Larsen, and graduated from Winneconne High School.   I currently work at Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, as the Director of Human Resources.  I’ve previously worked in the papermaking, manufacturing, and aviation industries.

I am honored to have served on active duty and in the reserves of the U.S. Air Force in European and stateside assignments. I am currently a thirty year member of the Congressionally chartered Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.  In addition, I volunteer with Junior Achievement; belong to the American Legion; and serve as an AWANA youth leader at Appleton Alliance Church. 

My formal education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master of Science (MS) degree from Marian University.  Additionally, I’ve completed executive leadership programs at Cornell University, Northwestern University, and the Center for Creative Leadership, and am a certified executive coach.

I, along with my wife and two daughters, reside in Grand Chute.

Stephen Kohler