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Michael Imhoff new executive director of Air Force Museum Foundation

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The Air Force Museum Foundation formally announced today the appointment of Mr. Michael P. Imhoff as Executive Director, effective March 10, 2014. The Air Force Museum 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 (NMUSAF). Imhoff was previously the Vice President, Supply Chain, Real Estate and Facilities at NiSource, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.

In his new role, Imhoff will assume the leadership of the Air Force Museum Foundation to assure its continuing commitment in support of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. In December 2013, the Foundation donated the funds to finance construction of a new $35.426 million 224,000 sq. ft. facility at the museum. In addition, the Foundation operates the Museum Store, Air Force Museum Theatre and Valkyrie and Refueling Cafés, and provides a "Friends" membership program for nearly 12,000 loyal supporters of the museum.

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Richard V. Reynolds, Chairman of the Board of Managers, Air Force Museum Foundation, announced Imhoff's appointment.

"The Board of Managers is absolutely delighted to welcome Mike Imhoff as the Foundation Executive Director. 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."

Imhoff has worked in the public and private sector for 25-plus years. He was the Director, Procurement and Materials Management for the Dayton Power and Light Company and Acquisition and Program Management Support Manager for the Joint Logistics Systems Center (JLSC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton and Wright State University.

Imhoff accepted the position saying, "I'm thrilled to be joining the Air Force Museum Foundation. 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. "

The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, 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. For more information on the museum, visit

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. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit

Imhoff replaces Col Larry H. Cooper, USAF (Ret), who left the Foundation as of February 2, 2014.