Chief Financial Officer
Russ Lebo is the Chief Financial Officer for Ember Education and is responsible for managing the income and operational costs through strategic planning and the development of control systems that will preserve company assets and income. Starting with San Joaquin Valley College in 1995, Russ broadened his financial administrator acumen over the years, which bolstered his transition to Ember Education.
As a member of the senior management team and Executive Council, Russ oversees staff of several departments including Accounting/Finance and Payroll, Information Systems, Network Operations, Purchasing, Facilities, Benefits Administration and Risk Management. He also serves as Trustee for the company’s 401(k)/Profit Sharing Plan.
Russ has been a site team member for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), visiting several California private and community colleges seeking accreditation approval.
Russ earned a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Redlands and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus. He is a Certified Management Accountant from the Institute of Management Accountants and is Balanced Scorecard Certified with the Palladium Group/Kaplan-Norton.