2015 Chamber President’s Award Honoree is Brett Reber
Each year the Past President’s of the Chamber meet to make a selection of an individual that has given unselfishly of their time for the betterment of the business community and be readily identifiable and have a long term impact. This year’s award goes to Brett Reber, managing partner of Wise & Reber LC.
Brett grew up in Ellsworth, Kansas and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in 1983 and his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1986. While at law school, Brett was a member of Delta Theta Phi and served as managing editor of the Energy Law Journal. Following law school, Brett served as a law Clerk to United States District Court Judge Thomas R. Brett in the Northern District of Oklahoma. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Brett has been active in bar association activities and has served as the President of the Kansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and as a member of the Association’s Board of Governors. Brett is a Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation. He is a member of the American, Kansas and Oklahoma bar associations, and the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.
Brett is active in state and local community affairs. He is a trustee of the Julia J. Mingenback Foundation, President of the McPherson Industrial Development Company, past Chairman and Director of the Kansas Development Finance Authority and a past Director of the Kansas Housing Resources Council in Topeka. He serves on the Board of Directors for Peoples Bank & Trust, McPherson Industrial Development Company, GoMcPherson, McPherson Valley Uplands Outdoor Life Center, and Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Company.
Congratulations Brett on this much deserved recognition!