Anthony Denhart’s support of and loyalty to Purdue is strong. In fact, he chose Purdue and the College of Technology, because, “Is there any other choice?” Over the last 22 years, he has continued to make many Purdue memories. The two that resonate most occurred within the last two years. As part of the GE team, he was able to help dedicate the first GE Electric Vehicle Charging Station on campus in December 2010. He was also an engaged supporter of Purdue’s Solar Decathlon team. Denhart credits his supportive parents and the 4-H electricity program for inspiring him to pursue electrical engineering technology at Purdue. He is a member of the advisory boards for Purdue Science Bound and the University’s Crossroads Smart Grid project.
Denhart has worked for GE since 1989 when he joined GE Energy as a field engineer. He held several leadership roles with the company, culminating with senior district services manger. In that role, he focused on financial and strategic value, customer care, and employee engagement and retention. In his current position, which began January 2012, he is responsible for leading the campus recruiting teams, collaborative research and university relations across the Region 4 Executive Schools. The 12 schools, including Purdue, stretch from Puerto Rico to California. He looks forward to fostering collaborations between GE, Purdue and the other GE Executive Schools.
Denhart enjoys spending time with his family and friends, attending sporting events, golfing and collecting memorabilia. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Noblesville, Ind., with their two children, Jake and Nicole.
This was originally written for the Distinguished Technology Alumni Awards in 2012.