The Rockford Chamber of Commerce has named Brent Brodeski its 2017 Citizen of the Year.
The chief executive officer of Savant Capital Management, a fee-only wealth management firm, received the honor during the Rockford Chamber’s Annual Dinner on Jan. 19.
The award is given out every year to a Rockford resident who consistently contributes to the growth and well-being of the community. Nominees must be forward-thinking in their career and savvy in their approach to business, which the Rockford Chamber of Commerce saw in Brodeski.
“I am honored and humbled to have been selected as this year’s citizen of the year,” Brodeski said in a news release. “I am surrounded by a great support system both personally and professionally that continues to both inspire and challenge me. I humbly accept the award on behalf of my family and Team Savant. Without these strong family units, I would not be where I am today.”
Brodeski has a 30-year history with Savant Capital Management. His contributions to the company have enabled Savant to become one of the country’s most renowned advisory firms. His resume also includes serving as a board member and chair for the Boy Scouts of America, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Northern Illinois University Foundation and Rock Valley College Foundation.