FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail The United States Senator Mike Braun will be the City-County Observer keynote speaker for the “Annual Community Achievement Awards” luncheon on October 25, 2019. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will introduce United Senator Mike Braun.Braun was born in Jasper, Indiana, on March 24, 1954. He graduated from Jasper High School. Braun was a three-sport star athlete; he married his high school sweetheart, Maureen, who was a cheerleader. He attended the all-male Wabash College, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and Harvard Business School, where he earned a master’s degreeAfter graduating from Harvard, Braun moved back to Indiana and joined his father’s business manufacturing truck bodies for farmers. When the economy of the mid-1980s hit farmers hard and his father’s business nearly went under, Braun steered the business in the more lucrative direction of selling truck accessories. The business subsequently grew from 15 employees to more than 300. In 1986 Braun and Daryl Rauscher acquired Meyer Body Inc., a manufacturer of truck bodies and distributor of truck parts and equipment. In 1995 Braun fully acquired the company. Meyer Body was renamed Meyer Distributing in 1999. Braun is its president and CEO.These years City-County Observer “Annual Community Achievement Awards” honorees are Margaret Koch, the Honorable Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judge Margaret “Maggie” Lloyd, Christine Keck, Steve Hammer, EPD Sergeant-Jason Cullum and President of the Vanderburgh County Commission-Ben Shoulders.Former Vanderburgh County Sheriff, past United States Congressmen and Vectren Executive Brad Ellsworth, will be the Master Of Ceremonies for this event.This year’s awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begins at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 25, 2019.This year’s event is a sellout.