William R. Pundmann was elected to his second six-year term with the St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees in 2012. He was first elected to the Board in April 2006. He has served as president of the board from 2010-12 and vice-president of the board from 2008 to 2010. He currently serves as board secretary.
Pundmann has served on the Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA) Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012 and also served a one-year term as chairman of the MCCA Trustee Department.
Pundmann is a life-long resident of St. Charles except for a brief career as a securities analyst and investment manager for several New York investment firms. He returned to St. Charles in 1978, and, as a result of his education and experience, founded a successful investment firm, Pundmann & Co., where he is currently President and CEO. He is married to Irene Pundmann, a registered pharmacist, and they have four children and three grandchildren.
Pundmann is an alumnus of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he played varsity football for one year in 1968, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1971, and was awarded an M.B.A. degree in finance in 1973 from New York University.
Pundmann has been recognized for his long history of service to the local and statewide community as well as to area business organizations. He was invited to and served as an advisor to the Missouri State Treasurer on investment matters. He was the Founder and President of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), St. Louis Chapter, and served on the ACG International Board of Directors for two terms. He also was elected as a board member of the St. Charles Rotary Club.
Pundmann has received numerous awards including MCCA Trustee Leadership Award in 2011, Outstanding Performance Award from the Association for Corporate Growth twice, Golden Tiger Award from the University of Missouri, Jefferson Club Fellowship Award from the University of Missouri and a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary International Club.
Pundmann stated: “My goals as a trustee are to assure that a quality education is affordable and accessible for area students. I believe that a quality education is one that results from a curriculum focusing on the needs of the individual as they prepare to enter the work force providing skill levels to match the needs of the local work environment or to pursue advanced educational goals with emphasis on problem solving throughout the student’s educational program. It is imperative to gain support and effective community involvement in promoting the goals and objectives of the college.”