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Elizabeth Ruml

Elizabeth was an American Prairie Board member from 2002 to 2016, serving as Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee. She first became involved in the project in 2001, just as American Prairie was being formed, and helped in the early years as Acting CFO.

She is a retired risk management executive whose career included senior market and credit risk management positions at Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, and Salomon Brothers. She was a Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer at Salomon Brothers from 1993 to 1997 when the firm was acquired by Smith Barney.

She has a BA from Harvard, where she studied French and German, and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. After retiring in 1999, she returned to South Strafford, Vermont, where she grew up. She loves living in Vermont and is active locally, serving as one of the Town's Trustees of Public Funds, as well as on the Endowment Committees of several local charities. She is an avid supporter of a number of conservation organizations in Vermont.