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Karen Kohler Clegg's Bio

Karen Kohler Clegg's Bio

Karen Kohler Clegg, a native of White City, Kansas, earned an undergraduate degree in education/English at ESU, followed by a juris doctorate from the University of Kansas, and a master's of business administration degree from Rockhurst University. Along the way, she taught first grade in New Jersey and practiced law as a Johnson County assistant district attorney, as a Kansas assistant attorney general, and counsel for Bendix Corporation, which merged with Allied-Signal and later with Honeywell.

She moved into management, where she was the first woman to lead a business unit at Allied-Signal, and became the first woman to lead a management and operating contractor in the nuclear weapons complex. She ended her career as vice president and general manager of Defense and Space for Honeywell Aerospace, a $3.2 billion segment of the corporation, with domestic and international operations.

Through the Stephen and Karen Kohler Clegg Scholarship, which was established in 2016, Clegg and her husband have awarded $265,000 to juniors and seniors who plan to continue their educations. She has served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards of directors and received the Kansas Council for Workforce Education Leadership Award and the Silicon Prairie Technology Association's Eye to the Future Leadership award.