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Leo Schafer

President & CEO

Following 18 years in banking and the financial services industry, Leo Schafer and his wife Katie purchased PR Diamond in July 2014. Leo began his career in Colorado with a national bank’s corporate and government credit card fraud division. After 10 years of honing skills at the larger banks, he spent the past 8 with Western Alliance Bank-Bank of Nevada and then Western Alliance Bank-Torrey Pines Bank as Senior Vice President, where he was responsible for the Torrey Pines Bank Los Angeles & Orange Counties Commercial & Industrial underwriting teams.

Leo attended University of Nevada Las Vegas, majoring in Chemistry. He also spent a couple of years prior to UNLV at Metro State College of Denver, a fantastic Division II university. He has been active in the non-profit world as can be seen below ranging from Boy Scouts of America to the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Education

1996-2001 University of Nevada Las Vegas
B.S. Chemistry

Awards

2010 Bank B.E.S.T. Volunteer Award (Bank of Nevada)

Involvement

2012-14 Chairman - Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Advisory Board at USCs
2012 -14 Chapter Advisor - Pi Kappa Alpha at USCs
2013-14 Director - Gamma Eta Foundation at USCs
2009-12 Director - Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Advisory Board at UNLVs
2009-11 Director - Las Vegas Tazewell Society Inc.s
2007-11 Advisory Board Member - Turnarounds Management Association Nevada (TMA – Nevada)s
2006-10 Chairman of the Las Vegas CEO-CFO Groups
2004-06 President of the Las Vegas CEO-CFO Groups
2006-08 Board of Directors/VP Membership, Turnaround Management Association Nevadas
2008 Turnaround Management Association Banking Professional of the Year (TMA - Nevada)s
2008 CDC Small Business Finance Community Based Lender of the Year (Nevada)s
2005-06 Board of Trustee Member LV International Scouting Museums
2004-05 President of the Turnaround Management Association Nevada (colony president)s

Memberships

American Concrete Pavement Association
National Eagle Scout Association (Eagle Scout) Pi Kappa Alpha
Risk Management Association (RMA)
Las Vegas CEO-CFO Group

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