Brad Mears joined Kansas Municipal Utilities in 2007 and currently serves as association’s Assistant Executive Director. In his position, he is responsible for developing and implementing programs and services for the benefit of municipal utilities across Kansas. He also represents municipal utility issues to governmental officials at the local, state and federal levels.
Before joining KMU, he served as city manager of Holton, Kansas for 15 years. In addition to his general city government responsibilities as city manager, he also directed the City’s electric, water and wastewater utilities, while also serving as General Manager for Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 18.
Prior to his local government experience, he worked at the state level for the Kansas Department of Commerce. He has a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, both from Wichita State University. He has also earned several awards for his work with local government and municipal utilities. Currently, he resides in McPherson, Kansas, with his wife Diane, and they are both active in several groups and non-profit organizations in the community.