Warren S. Rustand

Warren Rustand is a husband, father, grandfather, an entrepreneur, corporate leader, educator, speaker, and philanthropist. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Arizona where he was an Academic All-American basketball player.

In 1973 he was selected as a White House Fellow through a nationally competitive process. He was appointed as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce where he co-led the first-ever Executive Level Trade Mission to the Soviet Union. He then became Special Assistant to then Vice President Gerald Ford. In 1974, when the Vice President became President, he asked Warren to serve as the Appointments Secretary and Cabinet Secretary to the President.

Following his time in public service, Warren again entered the private sector as an entrepreneur. He subsequently was CEO of ten companies and chairman of many others. He has served on the Board of Directors of fifty for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He was CEO of Providence Service Corp., a $2.1 billion company, Rural Metro, a $600 million company, and TLC Vision, a $400 million company.

For thirty years Warren lead a public policy conference in Washington DC called “Public Policy and the Private Sector.” Over six thousand CEOs participated in the program which included meetings with the President, Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries, Congressional leadership, members of the Supreme Court, and leading lobbyists and journalists.

Warren was Global Chair of the World Presidents Organization and is the current Dean of Learning for the EO Global Leadership Academy, in addition to all Regional Leadership Academies. He is a well-known speaker on topics of leadership, personal development, strategy, scaling businesses, entrepreneurship, and family.

He has been recognized with many honors and awards, among them: The Visionary Leadership Award, The Distinguished Citizens Award, The 25th Year Achievement Award, The Sports Hall of Fame, The Robbie Award, and Father of the Year Award.