April 13, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE – Michael P. Imhoff was recently appointed executive director of the Air Force Museum Foundation.
The Foundation is a philanthropic, non-profit organization that raises money for buildings, programs, and other initiatives of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Imhoff was previously the vice-president, supply chain, real estate and facilities at NiSource, Inc., in Columbus.
In his new role, Imhoff will assume the leadership of the Air Force Museum Foundation to assure its continuing commitment in support of the museum. In December 2013, the foundation donated the funds to finance construction of a new $35.426 million, 224,000 square-foot facility at the museum. In addition, the foundation operates the Museum Store, Air Force Museum Theatre and Valkyrie and Refueling Cafes, and provides a “Friends” membership program for approximately 12,000 supporters of the Museum.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Air Force Museum Foundation,” Imhoff said. “This is an exciting time at the Foundation, and I look forward to a bright future — partnering with industry, education, and our many supporters to expand the legacy of the United States Air Force. ”
Imhoff has worked in the public and private sector more than 25 years. He was the director, Procurement and materials management for the Dayton Power & Light Company and acquisition and program management support manager for the Joint Logistics Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton and Wright State University.
“The Board of Managers is absolutely delighted to welcome Mike Imhoff as the Foundation Executive Director,” said retired Lt. Gen. Richard V. Reynolds, chairman of the board of managers for the Foundation, said. “The extensive business and organizational leadership experience he brings to the job is precisely what the Foundation needs today, to continue on our growth trajectory to more effective funding support for the Museum.”
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the service’s national institution for preserving and presenting the Air Force story. Each year, the museum averages more than one million visitors, who come to learn about the mission, history and evolving capabilities of America’s Air Force. The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., was established in 1960 to assist the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in raising capital to support building expansion and other programs not supported by federal funds.
Imhoff replaces retired Col. Larry H. Cooper, who left the Foundation Feb. 2.