Jack Pelton

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KEEP Commission
Members of KEEP
Jack Pelton
Steven Baccus
Amy Blankenbiller
Jim Boone
David Braaten
Casey Cassius
Yvonne Cather
Patty Clark
Johannes Feddema
Ashok Gupta
Colin Hansen
Nancy Jackson
Mike Kelley (Sunshine Review)
Mark Knight
Annie Kuether (Sunshine Review)
Stuart Lowry
William Moore
Emil Ramirez
Charles Rice
Bruce Snead
John Wong
Kansas Sunshine
Jack Pelton is the CEO of Cessna Aircraft, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Before becoming the CEO of Cessna, Pelton was Cessna's Senior Vice President of Engineering. Before joining Textron in 2000, Pelton was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Programs at Fairchild Dornier. Prior to this, he worked at Douglas Aircraft for over two decades.[1]

In May 2008, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed Pelton to chair the KEEP Commission, a group she established by executive order with the purpose of providing "recommendations to the Governor to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Kansas."

In 2004 it was disclosed that Pelton purchased his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Hamilton University.[2] References to these degrees have since been removed from his official biography.

Pelton testified in favor of a property tax increase to build an aviation training facility that would benefit Cessna at an August 9, 2006 Sedgwick County Commission meeting.[3] At a December 12, 2006 meeting of the Wichita City Council, Cessna applied for industrial revenue bonds that included an exemption from paying property tax on property purchased with IRB proceeds.[4]

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