Born on an Air Force Base, Kevin Hern gained an early appreciation for the sacrifices that military families make. In
high school, Kevin earned an Architectural Drafting Certificate in concurrent Technical enrollment, which he used
to work and pay for his Engineering degree. Later in life, he earned his MBA.

He went on to work as an Aerospace Engineer for Rockwell. Then he started saving to purchase his first
McDonald’s Restaurant, starting several small business ventures: writing computer programs to automate tasks for
businesses, real estate, and even hog farming.

In 1999, Kevin sold the hog farm to buy two McDonald’s restaurants in Muskogee. He went on to build an
organization that owns 10 McDonald’s restaurants and employs over 400 people in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.

Kevin has worked across every aisle by serving in various leadership positions within the McDonald’s system -
what he dubs the most grassroots business in the world. He served 13 years on the National Leadership Team that
represented all of the 3,500+ U.S. Franchisees, serving for 8 years as the Ombudsman and 5 years as the chairman
of the Systems Economic Team.

In addition, Kevin has part ownership in a manufacturing facility in Muskogee, real estate ventures, and three
technology companies. He helped start a community bank and currently serves on the executive board. He uses his
business acumen to help aspiring entrepreneurs create new businesses, so they can pursue their American Dream.

Kevin Hern was sworn into Congress on November 13th, 2018 serving the remainder of NASA Administrator Jim
Bridenstine’s term. Kevin and his wife Tammy live in Tulsa and have three children. They are members of the
Church at Battle Creek.