Chuck WeghorstTitle: Associate Faculty
Department: Travel Services (SC)
Division: Div of Advanced Tech & Applied Sciences
Chuck Weghorst retired in 2000 from Trans World Airlines after 36 years of service in various Sales and Marketing positions. His most recent title was Director of Passenger Sales, Southern California & Hawaii. Prior to that he served as General Sales Manager from 1980-1992. At TWA he was involved in recruiting, training and motivating a highly skilled sales staff of 28 people. He received TWA’s Award of Excellence three times and the President’s Club award as well. The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) honored him as the Allied Member of the Year in 1996.
Chuck has participated in numerous travel panels and travel talk shows on both radio and television. He has conducted countless travel seminars and travel agent familiarization trips and participated in over 100 travel trade shows. Although retired, he is still an active member of ASTA, PROST, TRIPS and SKAL, while serving on the travel advisory board of several colleges. Chuck graduated from the University of Pittsburgh as a Speech major, which greatly helped him throughout his extensive career in the travel industry.
He has been teaching Travel and Tourism classes at Saddleback College since 1992 and MiraCosta College since 1995. Currently Chuck acts as consultant to a major Los Angeles travel company and edits their constantly growing website. An avid reader of mysteries, a loyal follower of the Pittsburgh Steelers and an opera, ballet and symphony addict, travel remains his main interest.