Our Mentors

Rusty Rueff

Rusty is an appointee of President Obama to The President’s Advisory Committee for the Arts for The Kennedy Center. He is also the former Chairman of The GRAMMY Foundation. He served as Coordinating National Co-Chair for Technology for Obama (T4O) for the 2012 reelection, and he served for 10 years on the Board and as President of the Board of Trustees of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Corporately, Rusty was CEO at SNOCAP, Inc. from 2005-2008, and he was an EVP at Electronic Arts from 1998 until 2005. He was also with the PepsiCo companies for more than 10 years, with United Technologies for 2 years, and in commercial radio as an on-air personality for 6 years. Rusty holds an MS in Counseling and a BA in Radio & Television from Purdue University. He was named a distinguished Purdue alumnus, and he and his wife, Patti, are benefactors of Purdue’s Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. He is a corporate director of Glassdoor, workboard, runcoach and 1-Page (ASX: 1PG), as well as co-founder and Executive Committee Member of T4A.org. He co-authored Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business. He lives in Burlingame, CA, and Charlestown, RI.