George Renner '67

George R. Renner ‘67, is a Glendale native and third-generation Arizonan. He is retired from a 32-year career as an insurance and real estate broker. He is a graduate of Glendale schools and the University of Arizona as a Distinguished Military Graduate. George is a U.S. Army veteran with servicein Vietnam and Alaska.

George served on the Glendale City Council for 4 years and served as Mayor for 12 years. As Mayor, he served as President of the National Conference of Republican Mayors, the Arizona League of Cities, and the Maricopa Association of Governments. He served for 14 years as an elected Board Member, of the Central Arizona Project Board of Directors, which included 4 years as President of the Board. He also served 4 years as a Board Member of the Arizona Water Banking Authority, and was a member of the Governor’s Water Management Commission and the Governor’s Military Facilities Task Force.

George’s community service includes the Luke Fighter Country Partnership, Glendale Rotary Club, Salvation Army Board, Glendale Chamber of Commerce Board and the Maricopa Community College Foundation.

Renner who is now retired, graduated with a BS in Marketing in 1967 and spent 32 years as an insurance and real estate broker, worked for the Union Oil Company for two years in marketing and sales, was a US Army Infantry Officer, graduate of Ranger and Airborne Schools and served as Company Commander in Alaska as well as Military Advisor to Vietnam Rangers.

In school, Brother George was an Army ROTC Brigade Commander and a distinguished military graduate. In the fraternity, he was pledge trainer in 1966. He shares the FIJI brotherhood with his father and older brother Major General John Renner [deceased]. Renner says that Upsilon Alpha was his source of support and inspiration as an undergraduate. His Fiji Brothers are the ones who helped make him a better man, not just in college but for his entire life. The father of three children and three grandsons is grateful for his FIJI experience.