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About Ken

About Ken Stambaugh

Ken Stambaugh’s roots in Central Pennsylvania run deep.  He was born in Harrisburg Hospital to a military family.  He was the youngest of five brothers and sisters.  Ken’s parents both served the U.S. Navy in WWII. His mom was a librarian and his father who served in worked for the Post Office.  Ken grew up in the Allison Hill section of Harrisburg, attending both public and parochial schools.  He attended Bishop McDevitt for 9th grade and later graduated from Cumberland Valley High School, after his family moved to Cumberland County.

After graduation, Ken enlisted in the United States Army, completed basic training at Fort Knox, and helicopter flight school at Fort Rucker.  Ken received his Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 

Ken served for 18 years active duty as a Platoon Leader and Attack Helicopter Pilot in the United States Army in numerous Cavalry, Infantry, and Armored Divisions in Europe and the United States. 

Following his military service, Ken moved back to Central Pennsylvania to begin his business career where he served in leadership for numerous logistics and building material companies. His 25 years of business experience provided him with a unique understanding of what businesses need to enable them to create jobs.

Ken has also been very involved with giving back to his community. He currently serves as the Commander of the Dauphin County Council of the American Legion. Ken has also served as Commander of American Legion Post 272, where he helped increase membership by 75 percent and oversaw Post 272 Legion Family donations to community non-profits and charities by over $500,000 during the last 10 years.

Ken and his wife Terri, who he met in high school, have been married for 43 years. They’ve lived in the same house for 30 years where they raised their son and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.