Walter R. Obermeyer
, a Colorado native, lives in Aspen and brings a Western Slope perspective to the Foundation.
has a keen interest in the environment, education and economics.
Wally is President of Obermeyer Asset Management Company, an investment advisory firm that manages approximately $800 million for clients residing in roughly 40 states.
For five consecutive years, the firm has been recognized in Barron's list of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors.
Wally also serves on the board of his family's ski wear business and is the president of a hydroelectric generation company.
In addition to his service as a trustee for the Gates Family Foundation, Wally is a trustee for the Aspen Buddy Program and, until recently, served as president of the Aspen Valley Land Trust's board.
Wally earned his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Harvard College and his master's in business administration from Harvard Business School.
is married to Helen Ward.