K.L. Allen is the current Chancellor for Western Governors University Ohio Affiliate (WGU Ohio).
K.L. brings over a decade of higher education experience, ranging from launching and leading business development and veteran affairs departments to teaching as an adjunct professor of business. He is also a veteran of the Army National Guard. He has served on several boards and advisory committees that advocated for educational and socioeconomic equality and entrepreneurship.
K.L. is earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Barber-Scotia College, an MBA in global management from the University of Phoenix-Charlotte campus, and is currently finishing up his doctorate in educational leadership from Southern New Hampshire University, where his research focuses on cultivating employee engagement. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Dr h.c. Niels M. Winther
Managing Partner, Chairman of the Board and Owner 2006 - Present
Think Patented, Dayton, Ohio
A seasoned executive, known as a visionary leader and motivator of employees, Niels' communication and interpersonal skills have helped him in the boardroom and production floor alike. He has held positions as President or CEO in several major firms, including Heidelberg USA Inc., Baumfolder, and The East Asiatic Company, and has been a Board member in dozens of others throughout his career.
Holds an Honorary Doctorate of Business and Industry from Ferris State University.
Is a proud US Citizen since 2014
President & CEO, Heidelberg USA 1996 - 2004
The East Asiatic Company A/S 1972 -1996
Managing Director (CEO) EAC Thailand, Bangkok (1994-1996)
Managing Director (CEO) EAC Singapore (1992 – 1994)
President/CEO/Vice Chairman, Baumfolder, Inc., Sidney, Ohio (1989 – 1992)
General Manager, EAC China, Beijing (1984 – 1987)
Division Manager, EAC Hong Kong (1980 – 1984)
Management Trainee, Heidelberg Eastern, New York (1977 – 1979)
Present Board Appointments
Board Chair, Think Patented, Miamisburg, Ohio
Past Board Chair, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Dayton, OH
Board Member, Whitlam Label Company Inc., Detroit, Michigan
Board Member, Mound Development Corporation, Miamisburg, Ohio
Board Member, Miamisburg Community Foundation, Miamisburg, Ohio
Board Member, United Rehabilitation Services, Dayton, Ohio
Board Member, The National Aviation Hall of Fame, Dayton, Ohio
Board Member, The EPI Foundation, Dayton, Ohio
Board Member, Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)