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COMO Business Times The City Issue July 2024
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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Brandon Tucker

Brandon Tucker

COO and Managing Partner, Miller’s Professional Imaging and Partner, Broadway Brewery

Do the most good. That is a simple philosophy that Brandon tries to live by.

Managing two brands and nearly 500 employees, with a passion project thrown in the mix, is a good motto for Brandon to have.

“At work, that means looking out for our customers and employees. I want to make sure our customers have the best possible experience. As a manager, that means providing a safe, comfortable environment for our team to work in. I’m continuously striving to create a culture where our employees feel valued. At home as a husband and parent, that means putting my marriage first and being there for my kids, Claire and Will,” Brandon says. 

Many of our local businesses felt the hard effects of COVID and Brandon was no exception to that rule.

“Since joining Miller’s in 2017, we’ve seen our Mpix revenue grow by more than 60 percent. However, this growth came during a period of unprecedented challenges,” he says. “Our Columbia location was shut down for 39 days during the peak of the COVID crisis. As a leader, I was faced with some of the most difficult decisions of my life. Fortunately, we were able to use this time to restructure our production space in both locations, streamline our workforce, and set up our company for long-term success. I’m proud of how our team rose to the occasion.” 

According to Mitch Hill, Brandon has more than risen to the occasion.

“Since joining as COO, Brandon has played an integral role in helping the Miller’s family of brands achieve record revenue growth and he’s currently overseeing a major building expansion that will bring new jobs to Mid-Missouri. In 2019, Brandon had an opportunity to pursue his longtime passions for business and craft beer when he joined Broadway Brewery as co-owner. Since coming on board, Brandon launched the canning and statewide distribution of the brewery’s line of craft brews and recently spearheaded the opening of Broadway Brewery’s new taproom in Downtown Columbia, Broadway on 9th,” Mitch says. 

Brandon credits a few people as mentors who have helped him along the way, including CEO Richard Miller.

“He is tough, fair, thoughtful, decisive, humble, and generous. He has really helped me hone my skills as a leader,” Brandon adds. “And Cody Fox (CEO of Backyard Discovery) was a big influence early in my career. He was a willing coach, entrusted me with a lot of responsibility, and helped me build my technical finance skills.”


Age: 32

Pet Peeve: Anyone looking at their phone excessively while we watch something together.

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