General Victor E. “Gene” Renuart, USAF (Retired)
Chairman and CEO
General Renuart is the Chairman and CEO of the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3). His Air Force career culminated as Commander, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command after nearly 39 years of distinguished service. In this last role, he was responsible for providing for the Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civilian Authorities for the United States and for partnering with Canada and Mexico in broader security issues for North America. He was also responsible for building the interagency cooperation necessary for DoD to partner successfully in support of over 55 government partners and 53 states, districts, and territories. General Renuart served as the Director of Strategy, Policy and Planning (J-5) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as Senior Military Assistant to both SECDEFs Rumsfeld and Gates. He was the Director of Operations for General Tom Franks at U.S. Central Command, planning and executing all combat and humanitarian operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. General Renuart also served for over 12 years in NATO-related assignments in the UK, Germany, and Italy. A fighter pilot, General Renuart flew over 60 combat missions in four different U.S. and Coalition combat operations.
Since retiring, General Renuart has served as a senior consultant for a number of global, defense-related corporations and agencies. General Renuart serves both locally and nationally as Corporate Director and Finance Committee member, The Griffon Corporation; as Chairman and Compensation Committee member, Board of Directors, HAECO Special Services, dba, TIMCO Line Services, LLC; as Director, Capco Incorporated; as Board Chair, Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of UCHealth, as well as Director, UCHealth System, Colorado’s largest health care system. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Energy Systems Network, an energy technology initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP).
General Renuart is a member of the Military Advisory Group of the U.S. Global Leadership Council, a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and a member of the Dean’s Council at Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies.
He is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.