Charles “Chuck” Kersch, U.S. Army Veteran
Chuck is a retired CPA who attended college after spending three years in the U.S. Army. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Penn., and his MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He spent most of his professional career in the cable television/telecommunications industry. He was the director of mergers and acquisitions for Daniels and Associates and then for United Artists Communications after it acquired Daniels and Associates.
Chuck and his wife, Judy, moved from Evergreen, Colo., to Punta Gorda in 2003—just in time for Hurricane Charley! Wanting more fulfillment, Judy, after retiring from United Airlines, became a flight attendant for Netjets Aviation, Inc. Chuck also wanted to do something meaningful and began teaching international accounting and finance for IMPAC University at its Punta Gorda campus. Because of the university’s reciprocal agreement with the National University of Vietnam, he also made several trips to teach in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Both Chuck and Judy are now officially retired and are sharing their home with their Wheaten Terriers: Hogan and Maisie.
Before joining the board of directors of the Military Heritage Museum, Chuck served as treasurer of the Florida International Air Show for four years.