From the series 2024 Alumni Achievement Awards

2024 Alumna of the Year Award

Andrea Kunk ’04, ’07

Andrea Kunk, who earned two degrees from the Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business, is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of management and technology experience, primarily in the defense industry. As president of Peerless Technologies Corporation, she spearheads the company’s strategic initiatives to position it as a leading provider of robust technology services and solutions for current and future customers.

Having been with Peerless since its inception, Kunk played a pivotal role in the company’s startup in Dayton and contributed to its growth, overseeing its expansion to almost 500 employees across 25 states and achieving nearly $100 million in annual revenue. Peerless customers include a wide array of Air Force, Navy and NASA programs, from operations support to cybersecurity and systems engineering.

In 2023, she led the launch of the Peerless Innovation Center, an investment in people, digital tools and distinctive capabilities designed to address emerging engineering, digital transformation and research and development challenges.

A proud alumna of Wright State, Kunk earned a bachelor’s degree in management information systems in 2004 and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance in 2007 from the Raj Soin College of Business.

Andrea Kunk ’04, ’07

She remains actively engaged with her alma mater, serving on the Wright State Foundation board from 2010 to 2023, including a term as chair of the board and emeritus trustee. She continues to contribute to Wright State’s success by serving on the Raj Soin College of Business Corporate Advisory Board and the Defense and Government Advisory Council, emphasizing her commitment to the university’s growth, particularly in the aerospace and defense sectors.

Beyond her involvement with Wright State, she is a board member of the Dayton Development Coalition and The Entrepreneurs Center. In 2022, she launched a nationwide corporate giving program, Peerless Cares, that has raised thousands of dollars for groups nominated by Peerless employees. In 2023, she served as chair of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s annual veterans build, helping mobilize the local defense and military community to build a home for a deserving veteran and his family.

Kunk resides in Beavercreek Township with her husband, James, who is also a Wright State alum, and two young daughters, all enthusiastic supporters of the Raiders basketball teams.

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