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Joseph C. Zimlich

Chief Executive Officer, Bohemian Companies

Joseph C. Zimlich is the Chief Executive Officer of Bohemian Companies. Bohemian Companies, a private family financial office, includes the Bohemian Foundation, a family foundation; and Bohemian Asset Management, an investment management company with public equity, fixed income securities and private equity holdings. 

Joe has held board of director level positions in the  following industries: technology, semi-conductors, water filtration, trust, private & commercial banking, food service, and venture-capital funds. Joe served previously as a manager in mergers and acquisitions and as a specialist in the not-for-profit and banking industries, both at an international accounting firm. He currently serves as a Board member for Bohemian Foundation, First Western Trust Bank, Ampt, LLC, Indotek Group, Third Way and the Colorado State University System Board of Governors Executive Committee (where he previously served as Board Chair).

Joe graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). He has been active in his community of Fort Collins, Colorado, notably with Colorado State University’s Global Leadership Council, EnviroFit International, the Economic Opportunities Advising Committee, Community Development Block Grant Committee, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Human Resources Ordinance Task Force, and Leadership Fort Collins.