Retired Businessman, Kearney, Nebraska
W. Kent Barney is a retired businessman. He was the fourth generation to run the family business Barney Abstract & Title Co., which was started in 1888 by his great-grandfather. He and his wife Cindy ran the business for over 40 years and sold it in 2016. The business had been honored by the City of Kearney Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year.
Kent has been active in numerous professional and civic organizations over the years, including twice Past President of the Nebraska Land Title Association. He has served on various Boards and Committees for Buffalo County and the City of Kearney as well as St. Luke's Episcopal Church. He is a Past President of the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation and the Good Samaritan Hospital Community Board. He currently serves as President of Yanney Heritage Park Foundation.