Les & Trish Meyer
Owners, Knock-Out Partners
Individually we are Trish and Les Meyer, together we are Knockout Partners Inc.
For most of her professional career Trish has been involved in government relations and rural business development efforts at the local, state and federal level. As a former business owner and a farmer and rancher she has first-hand understanding of the effects of regulation on the abilities of small businesses to compete and remain profitable. Trish has served as an internal lobbyist in the energy and insurance fields and as a legislative liaison to the Nebraska Bankers Associations for a rural Nebraska bank. One of the highlights of her career was the time she and Les spent working with the NWGGA in their legislative efforts and the passage of LB441 which redirected shipping permit funds from the General Fund to the Winery and Grape Producers Promotional Fund.
As a young man Les was a professional boxer, and after a very successful career retired undefeated. He spent over 37 years representing the energy industry serving as director of Customer, Media and Government relations for Kinder Morgan Inc. and it’s predecessor companies. During that time Les authored legislation that still serves to protect the natural gas industry today. Les has lobbied three State Legislatures as well as members of Congress. He has testified in front of both the Legislatures of those States and the Utility Commissions. He served as the Corporate spokesman in Media relations situations.