Wright Image Group

The effort to build the Triumph of Flight monument is spearheaded by The Wright Image Group, a non-profit organization comprised of business, government, and philanthropic leaders. Incorporated in April 2005, we are a 501(c)(3) organization. Our purpose is to build a national monument to flight. We welcome your assistance in seeing our vision become reality. Our goal is to raise $21 million through donations, sponsorships, and grants. To date, we have raised over 10% of that amount, and anticipate mounting a major capital campaign within the next 12 months.

Our Board of Directors meets monthly, supported by separate committee meetings and an open membership meeting in December of each year for the election of directors. We’re always interested in reaching out, please click on the highlighted/linked names below to send an email.


Curt Nelson
Executive Director

Joe Lehman
Director – Development

Byron Kentner
Director – Public Information

Steve Brown
Director – Design & Engineering

Sandy Anderson

Jacqie Nawroth


Linda Ohlmann Kahn

Tom Kleptz

Bill Koop

Amanda Wright Lane

Ralph Link

Judge Walter Rice

Directors Emeritus

Walt Hoy – Founder

Franz Hoge

Shayna Kolodesh

Jon Kurtz

Al Leland

Anthony Perfilio

Marshall Ruchman

Bob and Sally Ruh

Toula Stamm