The Greater Chamber was honored to present former Mayor Phil Hardberger with its Distinguished Leader award during the first quarterly CEO Luncheon on Mar. 9.
Hardberger first began his political career as Treasurer of the student body at Baylor University. After Baylor, he piloted B-47 bombers in the Air Force and then journeyed to the nation's Capital, where he worked with Sargent Shriver on the Peace Corps.
Hardberger returned to Texas and began his distinguished career as a lawyer and a judge, and he has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top attorneys and jurists nationwide. Additionally, he served as Chief Justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals, where he received numerous awards for his judicial acumen and commitment to justice.
Frank Burney, Managing Partner at Martin & Drought, P.C., introduced Hardberger and provided attendees an A to Z list of his accomplishments as Mayor.
“We are excited to present this to you today,” Burney said. “While many might decide to rest on their laurels after such a distinguished career, Phil took on his toughest challenge yet - running for Mayor of our city. His four years of leading our community were marked by a restoration of public confidence in our elected officials and renewed faith in the future of our city,” he added.
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