Lang Sias is an Arvada husband, father and decorated combat veteran of both Gulf Wars. During his career, Lang is proud to have helped many Colorado entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He works as a pilot for FedEx and serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard.
Lang and his wife Rene have lived in Arvada for ten years. They have three children, ages eight, four and two--the older two attend Jefferson County public schools.
Lang believes that innovation and entrepreneurship can drive our state to economic growth and job creation. Lang’s Dad was a self-educated inventor and entrepreneur; together, his parents started a small manufacturing business in the family’s basement. Although his Dad died when Lang was sixteen, his parents’ example of hard work and determination motivated Lang to spend a portion of his professional life helping Colorado entrepreneurs grow small technology businesses. As an attorney at the Broomfield office of Cooley Godward Kronish, one of the top law firms in the country, Lang specialized in representing entrepreneurs, including several University of Colorado faculty members, helping them commercialize cutting edge technologies.
Lang has served in the U.S. military since 1986. After graduating first in his class at Aviation Officer Candidate School, he became a Navy FA-18 pilot and served multiple deployments to the Mideast, including 23 combat missions off the USS Saratoga during Operation Desert Storm. Selected to attend the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun), he returned as an instructor, serving as the unit's Training Officer. After twelve years in the Navy, Lang transitioned to the Air National Guard as an F-16 pilot and volunteered to serve as a ground based forward air controller during the Second Iraq War. In 2005, he commanded a unit of forward air controllers in Kirkuk and Hawija, Iraq.
Lang volunteered on John McCain’s 2000 presidential campaign, eventually serving as the Deputy Director of the campaign’s Veteran’s Coalition. In 2008, he was the National Veterans Director of Senator McCain’s presidential campaign, where it was his honor to work with distinguished veterans of many past conflicts. In this capacity he led every facet of the campaign’s core coalition, including fundraising and the development of a grassroots network of over seventy thousand members.
Lang holds a J.D. from the Michigan Law School, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Vassar College. He has been a guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point.