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Speaker Series: Brent Brown

Wednesday, June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Organized By efactory
405 North Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, MO 65806

About

A native to Springfield, Brent was a graduate of Kickapoo High School in 1991 and went on to pursue his college education at Kansas State University where he graduated in 1995 with a BS degree in Mass Communications.

Brown's family was in the retail grocery business in the Springfield area for over 40 years and owned and operated both the Smitty’s Supermarket and Summer Fresh Supermarket chains. Brent was an executive recruiter in the food and beverage industry for almost 5 years until joining Summer Fresh shortly after its inception in 1999. During his time as President and Chief Executive Officer, Brent and his team grew the company to 12 stores and employed 400 people in Kansas and Missouri, with headquarters here in Springfield. The company was sold to another regional grocery chain in 2012.

Since then, Brent has developed and managed commercial and residential properties to include apartments, retail centers and single-family homes in multiple states and here locally. Brent has also provided leadership in serving his industry and the community as a part of the Ozark Empire Grocers Association, Literacy Council and K-Life boards.

Host
Rachel Anderson
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(417) 837-2600
When
June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Add to my Calendar
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405 North Jefferson Avenue
Springfield, MO 65806
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