A native of Oklahoma, Brian was born in Altus and grew up helping out on his family’s farm. Growing up farming wheat on land which had been the homestead of his great-grandfather, Brian developed an appreciation for rural life and a deep love for Oklahoma, a state born out of the frontier spirit. The hard work and determination he learned on the family farm carried him through college and law school. The Christian principles on which he was raised inspired him to seek a Christian undergraduate education, a decision that would play a major role in shaping the course of his personal life and professional career.
As CEO of the Altus Chamber of Commerce, Brian serves simultaneously as head of the city’s economic development efforts. In addition to managing the operations of the Chamber of Commerce, Bush works closely with community, educational and business leaders to further the economic growth of Altus and create an environment where businesses can thrive.
Bush says his parents taught him to trust God, work hard, and strive to be a positive impact on the community, and he sees working with for the Altus business community as an opportunity to be a positive impact on the entire state and even the nation. “Altus can set the example for the rest of the world with hard work and family values that allow people to manage their own lives and finances and keep opportunities alive for entrepreneurship and growth. Altus is built for business, and I am proud to be part of the team.”
Prior to joining the Altus Chamber staff, Brian was the Executive Vice President of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, as statewide think tank with national reach. He had also previously served as Executive Director of the Academy of Leadership & Liberty and Director of Government Relations at Oklahoma Christian University. Brian’s career includes public service as an Assistant District Attorney (Oklahoma County), small business experience as an attorney (Norman, OK), and private higher education experience as Assistant Dean of Students at Harding University (Searcy, AR).
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Harding University and the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law. Brian lives and works in his hometown with his wife, Becca, and their two children, Tyler and Melynn.
Honors and Involvement: Governing Board, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Chair, Aerospace & Technology Committee (Oklahoma State Chamber) Honorary Commander, 58 Airlift Squadron (Altus Air Force Base) National Advisory Board, American Studies Institute (Harding University) Advisory Board, NBC Oklahoma Altus Airport Advisory Board Board of Directors, Altus Community Foundation Member, Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council Member, Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives Member, Oklahoma Bar Association Member, Altus Rotary Club Member, Altus 12th Man Club Member, Altus All Sports Association Member, Elm & Hudson Church of Christ