Russ Schmeiser graduated from The University of Iowa with a BBA in Finance, Economics and Financial Economics, an MBA in Finance and a Juris Doctorate (Order of the Coif). He holds his mediation certification from the International Academy of Dispute Resolution and is an authorized mediator of the Academy. Russ is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and licensed to practice in Iowa.

Russ was with a publicly traded bank holding company from 1972 to 1998, serving as an executive officer (COO and CFO) and director of the holding company and its subsidiary banks. Since 1998 Russ has had various business interests, including general partner of a real estate development partnership (commercial and residential); partner in a small group of restaurants in Iowa, Texas and Arizona (through 2008); partner in an automobile dealership in Iowa (through 2010); and CEO, director and partner of a software engineering company specializing in government contract work (sold company in 2013). Russ remains professionally active providing financial and legal consulting services.

While in Iowa, Russ held various board positions, ranging from a publicly traded bank holding company to boards of several small businesses. He has also served on several non-profit boards as a director and/or officer, including the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, Johnson County United Way, Johnson County Heritage Trust, Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation, Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and the Preucil School of Music Foundation.

Russ and his wife Cyndie have been residents of Colorado since 2015. In addition to ongoing financial and legal consulting, Russ is active in the Vail Rotary Club, serving as treasurer and director of the club and its foundation. In addition, Russ provides volunteer mediation services to the Eagle County Small Claims Court.

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