Last week the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce honored its 2012 Chamber Award Winners, including the Rotary's Paul Harris Fellowship Award winner Brian Kohlberg.
Learn more about Kohlberg, from the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber:
Brian Kohlberg, a St. Louis native, from South County, graduating from Vianney High School in 1999. He was and is still very involved in his beloved high school. Brian is a past President of the Vianney Alumni Association and has chaired alumni events such as Homecoming gatherings, Alumni Golf Tournaments, Trivia Nights and Vianney’s Spring Picnic. Brian is also an annual donor to the Griffin Fund, allowing more affordable education for the young men that chose to spend their high school years in Black and Gold.
Brian went on to attend Southeast Missouri State University where in three and a half years, he received his Bachelor of Science in Finance. He also received his MBA with a focus in Financial Management. Brian’s leadership and service continued at SEMO at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity where he oversaw group housing, Homecoming & Greek Week. At his first meeting of the Order of Omega, he was elected President. And he was voted SEMO Man of the Year by the student body.
Upon his return to St. Louis, Brian realized a void in his philanthropic life. That’s when a former Fraternity brother, Jim Mohrman, asked Brian to come to a Rotary meeting. Brian joined the South County Rotary Club in the spring of 2004.
Brian experienced continued success in his financial services career but chose to leave the financial world and joined his family business. Brian’s father and mother, purchased Zeller Electric back in 2000 and Brian joined the sales team at Zeller in 2007. Brian is currently Sales Manager at the family-owned Zeller Electric/Technologies.
Brian married his college girlfriend, Emily, in April of 2008. Brian has been an active and integral member of Rotary International. He has held many chairman positions and offices including club Treasurer as well as President (for two terms). Brian has taken the lead with the club’s annual trivia night where a portion of the proceeds benefit Dream for a Day - a local non-profit that give local underprivileged kids an opportunity to earn an experience they would mostly likely never have the opportunity to have on their own. This trivia night was adopted by the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Club and the event netted over $15,000 in proceeds for charitable causes.