Rusty Lindner is Executive Chairman and CEO of The Forge Company, a private Washington, DC- based real estate and transportation holding company whose principal operating units are Colonial Parking, Inc. (DC) and The Washington Boat Lines. Mr. Lindner is also the CEO of PortfolioFirst Parking Solutions, an international parking asset management firm founded in 2001 with more than 7 billion of parking assets in portfolio.
Mr. Lindner has been an active leader in civic, educational and philanthropic activities throughout his career. Over the last 10 years he has served, or continues to serve, on the boards of The Federal City Council, Greater Washington Board of Trade FedPAC, The Landon School, The Washington International School, The University of Georgia Foundation, The Terry School Dean’s Advisory Council, Christ Church Georgetown, and the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. In addition, he currently serves as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He has also served on the boards of various for-profit enterprises, including Friedman Billings & Ramsey, Canal Barge Company, and the SunTrust Metro DC Advisory Board.
Mr. Lindner is a native of Washington, D.C. He received his high school diploma from The Landon School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Johns Hopkins University in 1977. He graduated from the George Washington University School of Law with a JD degree in 1980, and received his Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. He is member of the D.C. Bar.
Mr. Lindner resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Mimsy. They have four children: daughters Rebecca, Blake, and Mary Faith, and son Jones.