Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer, Sturm Financial Group
As the daughter of a foreign service officer, Susan Sturm’s childhood took her many places both overseas and around the United States. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in economics, accepted appointment at the U.S. Senate as a congressional fellow, and later studied economics at Oxford University. She worked as an intelligence officer for the Central Intelligence Agency before joining the private sector with the international management consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
Currently Ms. Sturm is vice-chair and chief financial officer of the Sturm Financial Group, one of the largest independent banking groups in the Rocky Mountains, with 37 locations and $2 billion in assets.
Ms. Sturm is a member of Rose Community Foundation’s Investment Committee. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Judaism Your Way. She and her husband, Donald, direct the philanthropy of the Sturm Family Foundation. They share a belief in the importance of giving back to the community and are each involved in several volunteer organizations. They have invested approximately $30 million in University of Denver’s Sturm Hall, the Sturm College of Law, and numerous other endeavors to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at the University. They have funded efforts to expand educational opportunities for low-income children including the start-up of approximately a dozen charter schools across Colorado and Wyoming. In the area of affordable housing, they have provided capital for the development of revolving loan funds to assist low-income households with children to achieve the American dream of home ownership. In addition, they have funded a wide range of civic and cultural activities including public radio and television, Bravo! Vail Valley, the Denver Art Museum and many others.