Bruce was raised in a Norman Rockwell setting in small town Lebanon, Ohio where both parents were school teachers and active in the community. As an Eagle Scout he served for several years as leader of the local scouting service fraternity, the Order of the Arrow. Bruce learned at an early age the value of leading through listening.
As a graduate of Hanover College with a major in geology and business, Bruce was quickly promoted with stops in Colorado and California. Bruce was involved in multimillion dollar contracts and sales of oil drilling equipment. With the collapse of the oil business in the mid 80’s and a young son, he elected to move his family back to the Midwest and close to family. He chose Carmel with its many opportunities in both business and community involvement.
Once settled into Carmel he became a Carmel Dads’ Club volunteer and youth coach. He has served in leadership positions in his church and community. For the last decade he has served on the board and is a Saturday volunteer with the Carmel Farmers Market.
With more than 20 years in the retail and wholesale banking business coupled with his previous oil drilling sales, Bruce brings a wide range of experiences to the City Council. He was a founding member of the Carmel City Center Community Development Corporation (4CDC). During his 4 years on the 4CDC, he was involved in large projects that all came in under budget. He has supported grants to the Arts, Carmel Historical Society and local business in Carmel. He is presently semi-retired and a Republican precinct chairman.
Bruce resides in the Central District of Carmel. His only child Patrick is raising his family close by in Westfield, Indiana. Bruce promotes walkability and bicycling friendliness throughout the city as both an economic generator but also to support health and neighborhoods. He serves as a Republican precinct chairman in the city.