Mr. Bruni earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Arts degree in economics from UCLA. He worked as an Operations Research officer for the U.S. Air Force and served on the Department of Economics faculty at the U. S. Air Force Academy, where he directed and taught courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and financial markets. He was twice named by the Academy as the Outstanding Educator in Economics. Mr. Bruni is the founder and president of Colorado Springs-based J. V. Bruni and Company, the largest independent money management firm in southern Colorado. An experienced investor, he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNNMoney, Fortune, and other financial media. He is also a popular speaker for college students, teachers and community groups. Mr. Bruni, who is an active supporter of many non-profit organizations, also founded and is president of the Bruni Foundation, which supports education and development programs nationwide for students and adults. He is also an Overseer of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a Founding Director of the USAF Academy Endowment. Additionally, he is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Council for Economic Education and a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Council for Economic Education.