|Address||1310 Perth Ct. |
Wichita, Kansas , United States
|| December 30, 1963
May 15, 2020 08:38pm
Christian - Presbyterian -
|Info||Michael Richard Pompeo |
Mike Pompeo is a Kansas businessman, decorated Army officer, husband and father who understands firsthand the challenges of balancing a family budget and operating a business. With a son who has graduated from Wichita High School East and a successful business career, Mike and his wife Susan have always made time for public service, contributing their time and resources to church, the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce and community groups throughout South Central Kansas. Now a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, Mike is prepared to devote his vision and leadership to an improved quality of life for Kansans and Americans.
Mike Pompeo is no stranger to public service. Early in his career when he earned the opportunity to attend the United States Military Academy, Mike seized the moment and was an exemplary cadet, in fact graduating first in his class at West Point. After graduation, Mike served with distinction as a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army, leading troops as they patrolled the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin wall.
After leaving the army, Mike returned to the academic world at the highest level, becoming a student at Harvard Law School where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating with honors, Mike worked for a prestigious law firm before deciding to move to Kansas to start his career as a businessman and entrepreneur. With family living in Wichita, Winfield, and Andover and it was only natural for Mike to come to Kansas to pursue the American dream. After all, he had spent many of the summers of his youth on the farm of his relatives here in south central Kansas.
Upon arriving in Wichita, Mike went to work building a thriving business, founding Thayer Aerospace with three partners. In less than a decade, Mike helped grow this company to more than 500 total team members and a ranking as one of the five largest aviation sub-contractors in South Central Kansas. As Chief Executive Officer of Thayer Aerospace, Mike learned first hand how to meet a large payroll, provide value to customers and the challenge of growing jobs while complying with government regulations and burdensome taxes.
In 2006, Mike sold his interest in Thayer Aerospace and soon thereafter became President of Sentry International, an independent business that is engaged in the manufacture and sale of equipment used in oilfield and industrial applications around the globe. Mike has dedicated his efforts to many civic causes in both Wichita and Kansas, serving on the board of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Orpheum Theatre and the YMCA. He has also served as a trustee for the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy, a conservative think tank dedicated to the Constitutional principles of limited government, individual freedom and personal responsibility.
Mike, his wife Susan and son Nicholas attend Eastminster Presbyterian Church where Mike serves as a Deacon and has taught the 5th Grade Sunday School Class. In addition to their church activity, Mike and Susan have been very active in the Republican Party from the grassroots to the national level. Mike has served the Party in roles as far ranging as Precinct Committeeman to his current role as National Committeeman. Mike and Susan have been area event chairs for the United States Senate Campaign of Senator Sam Brownback. Mike was also on the campaign committee that helped elect Sue Schlapp to the Wichita City Council.
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