Brian McGuire 2018 St. Edward Alumnus of Year
November 22, 2018
ELGIN—Brian P. McGuire has been selected as the 2018-19 Alumnus of the Year at St. Edward Central Catholic High School here.
McGuire, president of Associated Equipment Distributors and Hanover Township supervisor, is a 1988 graduate of St. Edward. 
Called a “consummate professional” and a “dedicated husband and father,” McGuire has been known to put the needs of others first in his roles of elected official, community volunteer and family man. 
Through his 25-year career with Hanover Township, he served first as a trustee, then as clerk, and now as supervisor.
He has been instrumental in establishing programs that benefit the most vulnerable. 
An open-gym program he helped establish in the 1990s offers free recreational activities to 5- to 18-year-olds.
A food pantry and senior nutrition program provides thousands of meals to township residents, garnering McGuire and two other township employees awards from the Township Officials of Illinois.
McGuire has also served his community as a firefighter and charity board member and lends his time to raise funds for organizations supporting emergency services, veterans and members of the armed forces. 
“Brian is looked up to by the citizens of the township as someone who has a caring heart and a willingness to assist families in an exceptional manner,” said Hanover Village President Rodney S. Craig.
He also continues to live his faith through his commitment to the Knights of Columbus and his local parish. 
“Being named Alumnus of the Year is both humbling and a great honor,” McGuire said. 
“I like to feel I have been able to be an influencer in my small part of the world,” he continued, “and I believe my time at St. Ed’s in those formative years helped me establish the confidence to do so.”
McGuire said he didn’t realize the impression St. Edward Central Catholic High School had on him until after he was in college. It was then that he “began to recognize just how strong of an education I received.”