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Krannert Executive Forum - Rusty Rueff

Rusty Rueff

Rusty Rueff

The GRAMMY Foundation

Rusty is the Chairman of The GRAMMY Foundation in Los Angeles.  He most recently completed the successful 16 month leadership role as Coordinating National Co-Chair for Technology for Obama (T4O) for the reelection of President Obama and ten-years of Board service and President of the Board of Trustees of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.  Corporately, most recently Rueff was the Chief Executive Officer at SNOCAP, Inc. until the acquisition of the company by imeem, Inc. in April 2008.  Before joining SNOCAP in 2005, he was Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Electronic Arts (EA) from 1998 until 2005.  He was also with the PepsiCo companies for more than ten years, with the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies for two years, and in commercial radio as an on-air personality for six years.

Rusty holds an M.S. in counseling and a B.A. in radio and television from Purdue University.  In 2003 he was named a distinguished Purdue alumnus, and he and his wife, Patti, are the named benefactors of Purdue’s Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts.  He is a corporate director of HireVue, Inc.,, Rethink Books (also a co-founder), runcoach, 1-Page, and co-founder and Executive Committee Member of  He is also the co-author of the book Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business.  Rusty and his wife, Patti, reside in Hillsborough, California, and Charlestown, Rhode Island.