Dean's Advisory Council: David A. Rismiller
Mr. Rismiller served as Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and director of FirsTier Financial, Inc. and its lead bank, FirsTier Bank, N.A., Omaha, until FirsTier’s merger with U.S. Bancorp, following which he retired. Prior to joining FirsTier Financial, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Bank of Kansas City, N.A.
Following FirsTier’s merger, Mr. Rismiller served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of America First Financial Institutions Management, L.L.C., member of the Board of Managers and part owner of the firm. He retired from this position December 31, 2005, after selling his interest in this company, Mr. Rismiller served on the Board of Governors, executive committee and served as treasurer of Joslyn Art Museum for 15 years. He is a director and executive committee member of Cereal Food Processors Inc., Trustee, Midwest Research Institute, Lifetime director and past president American Royal Association and member U.S. Strategic Command Consultation Committee. He is a member of Omaha Country Club and Moorings Country Club. He also served as President and is a Director of the Forum Club of Southwest Florida.
Mr. Rismiller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He also holds a graduate degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Previous responsibilities include Director and executive committee member of Assurity Life Insurance Co.; Federal Reserve 10th District representative Federal Advisory Council; Director, Duncan Aviation Inc.; Director, Omaha Zoological Society; Chairman, Chamber of Commerce Greater Kansas City; Director, Board of Trade of Kansas City; Governor and Treasurer, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Executive Committee and Director, Omaha Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of Trustees University Missouri Kansas City; Director, Red Roof Inns; Director, Civic Council Kansas City; and Member, Bankers Roundtable.
At Ohio State, in addition to his role as a Foundation Board director, David is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Max M. Fisher College of Business – from which he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000, and where he and his wife, Anne (M.A., English, 1966), established the David A. Rismiller Chair in Finance. Through this chair, his son David Jr. and daughter Cynthia are recognized at the Canfield Society level of The Presidents Club. Both Cynthia and David Jr. hold Juris doctorate degrees, with distinction, from the University of Missouri. In 2008, David received the Gerlach Award from Ohio State in recognition of his exceptional service to the university in private philanthropy. David and Anne are lifetime members of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. and are recognized at the Scotts Society level of The Presidents Club. They reside in Naples, Florida, and Omaha, Nebraska.