WIBA Monthly Luncheon - July 13
7/13/2021 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Join us for networking, lunch and a fantastic business message
Community Leader, Public Servant, Mentor, Church Planter, Evangelist
Sherdeill H. Breathett, Sr. is a bi-vocational career minded person. He's an ordained Pastor/Evangelist, Church Planter and currently serves as Chief Development Officer (CDO) for the Union Rescue Mission (URM), Wichita. He retired from Sedgwick County Government after serving 23 years as the economic developer. He's credited for establishing foreign trade general purpose zones, minor boundary modifications, sub-zones, and major boundary modifications, and business attraction to Wichita/Sedgwick County. He’s a member of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones, a Certified Business Retention Professional, and a member of the International Economic Development Coalition. Mr. Breathett is co-founder of Real Men, Real Heroes (RMRH), a local mentoring organization for underprivileged males established in 2008. He served two terms as a Kansas African American Affairs Commissioner, appointed by former Kansas Governor, Sam Brownback as a dedicated community advocate. He currently serves on the Mennonite Housing board as the vice chair.
Mr. Breathett is the recipient of several awards: 2015 Wichita Chapter NAACP Clergy of the Year, 2016 Wichita Business Journal Leader in Diversity, and gave the keynote address at the 2016 Governor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the Kansas State Capitol. He has received the Butler Community College, Advance Kansas Diversity Award, the Sedgwick County Black Republican Community Mentoring Award, in 2018 he was listed among the Kansas City Ingram Magazine "50 Kansans You Should Know."
Mr. Breathett holds an associate's degree from Northeast Oklahoma A&M Junior College, a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, and a mini master's in public administration from Wichita State University's certificate program. He has five (5) adult children and nine (9) grandchildren. He believes that the greatest investment any of us can ever make is NOT our retirement accounts portfolio, stocks and bonds, but into the lives of People!" [John 3:16, "God so loved the world that He gave..."]
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