Dan A. Klingenberg, was part of Pueblo High School first graduating class in 1957.He attended the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Agricultural Economics in 1961 and earned a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. In 1959, he was a recipient of a national fellowship to be the first 4-H Center fellow, a program that continues today and bears his name, the Dan A. Klingenberg Leadership Circle.
Dan, now retired, was a senior agribusiness-banking executive with a broad range of technical, financial and management skills. His banking career includes nearly 20 years with Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) in New York (1965 – 87) and 15 years with Farm Credit Services of Southern California (1987 – 2002). While at Chase, he traveled extensively worldwide, and was responsible for the establishment and review of agricultural lending programs, primarily in the United States and the developing countries of Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa. At Farm Credit, his executive responsibilities centered on credit, marketing, strategic planning, training and branch administration.
In addition to his finance experience, Dan has been a 4-H agent for the Arizona Cooperative Service, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader in Venezuela (1962 – 64). Dan is the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards. He was inducted into the national agricultural honorary, Alpha Zeta, at the UA in 1959 and received an Outstanding Scholarship Certificates at the University of Maryland for school year 1959 -60. In 2014, he was a recipient of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Science’s Centennial Award. Also, in 2014, he received an Arizona 4-H Centennial Award and was inducted into the National 4 –H Hall of Fame.