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Kansas Chamber Director of Investor Relations Reynaldo Mesa was born and raised in Garden City, KS. and attended Buffalo Jones Elementary, Abe Hubert Jr. High, and graduated from Garden City High School. He also attended Garden City Community College, Wichita State University, and eventually earned his B.S. in Business Management from Friends University.

Reynaldo is married to Ellen Essl, and they have three children, Lauren Base, Dante Mesa, and Taylor Mesa. They also have two grandchildren, Evie and Bronson Base.


Throughout his working career, Reynaldo has been a successful entrepreneur, businessman, and public servant, serving as a city commissioner, mayor, and state legislator. He was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, serving as the 123rd District Representative during 2010-2012.

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