Chief Executive Officer and Senior Wealth Advisor Kyle Brownlee has been named one of the Journal Record’s most admired CEOs in Oklahoma in 2019. Recognized among 25 leaders of nonprofits and public and private companies in the state, Kyle was nominated by colleagues and former honorees, including three-time award recipient Tim Berney, president and founder of VI Marketing and Branding. The most admired CEO designation is awarded to Oklahoma leaders for their vision, inspiration and company growth. Kyle’s excellence in these areas might be best described in Tim’s nomination letter:
“Kyle Brownlee is an exceptional leader with an uncommon approach. He communicates his expectations and then does everything HE can to help his staff achieve them. He teaches and mentors. He encourages and praises. His motivation is all about helping people – both his employees and his clients. He feels that if he helps people achieve their goals, then Wymer Brownlee will achieve its goals. With [six] growing offices in Oklahoma and over 60 professional employees, it’s apparent that his approach is highly effective.
As all great CEOs do, Kyle is very willing to make difficult and unpopular choices when he feels that they are best for his company. I have witnessed his angst over making these tough decisions and have seen how the good of the entire organization always wins out.
I have intimate knowledge of Wymer Brownlee and know for a fact that all of his employees understand the vision and priorities of the company. That, in and of itself, is a worthy accomplishment. But, the more telling sign is the respect that they have for Kyle. There is an entire team of smart, mature people that work in unison to execute Kyle’s plan. They’ve all bought in because they respect his leadership and don’t want to let him down.
Some may call Kyle a quiet leader, given his demeanor. I disagree. Kyle is a good listener, respects all opinions, gives thoughtful consideration and does not let his ego interfere with his decisions. That means less talking and more thinking. But, it results in confident decisions and clear vision that others want to follow. You’d do well to include him in your 2019 list of honorees.”
We couldn’t agree more, Tim, and thank you for your kind words. Congratulations, Kyle!