Ward Brehm

  Ward Brehm is the founder of The Brehm Group and has been working with family investment offices across the country creating and implementing sophisticated applications of investment grade life insurance in the estate planning area since 1973.

He is a nationally recognized leader in African humanitarian efforts and a nationally known public speaker and commentator on relief and development in Africa.  Brehm was appointed chairman of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) in 2004 by President Bush, and he served in that role until the expiration of his term in 2008.  In 2010, Brehm was re-appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the USADF. 

Brehm brought his message as an advocate for the poor in Africa to the 2008 National Prayer Breakfast, where he gave the keynote address before an audience including the US President, First Lady, foreign heads of state, most members of Congress, and the Washington diplomatic community.  Brehm was the first person from the business community to ever be asked by Congress to address this annual gathering in Washington, DC.

In 2008, Brehm was awarded the Presidential Citizenship Medal, the country's second-highest civilian honor, for his work in Africa at an Oval Office ceremony.  He is also the author of two books on his experiences in Africa, Life Through a Different Lens and White Man Walking.

He and his wife, Kris are lifelong residents of Minnesota and currently live in Orono.  They have three adult children, Andy, Michael and Sarah.

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