Jasper Schneider is a Vice President of Member & Industry at National Information Solutions Cooperative’s (NISC). Schneider brings expertise in technology, law, finance, and rural policy to NISC. Prior to his current role, for six years Schneider ran a federal agency at both a state and national level, leading USDA’s Rural Utility Service as State Director in North Dakota, and as acting Administrator in Washington, DC. Schneider is also a former lawmaker, serving in the North Dakota Legislature. Prior to Schneider’s public service career, Schneider had a law practice and also started a successful technology company covering the computer hardware industry. Schneider also worked at Cisco Systems, prior to obtaining his law degree from Hamline University School of Law, in St. Paul, MN. Schneider and his wife have four children, and make their home in North Dakota.