Alliance Welcomes Brian Bruce as New Board Member
The Charleston Area Alliance Board of Directors elected Brian Bruce, president of West Virginia American Water, as a new member at its Dec. 12 meeting.
Bruce is responsible for all aspects of the West Virginia American Water business, including customer, regulatory and local government relationships and operational and financial performance, and is the principal external contact for American Water in West Virginia. The company is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately one-third of all West Virginians.
Prior to his current position, Bruce was president of New York American Water. He previously served as New York American Water’s first vice president of operations, where he oversaw the operations of the company’s customer service, production, water quality, environmental management, transmission and distribution, risk management and maintenance departments.
Before joining American Water in 2005, Bruce worked for the City of Papillion, Neb., first as water department superintendent, obtaining his State Grade 1 Operators License, and later as Assistant Public Works Director.
A veteran of the United States Navy, Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Silver Lake College in Wisconsin and an associate’s degree in water and wastewater technology from Bay De Noc Community College in Michigan.
Bruce fills the seat of previous West Virginia American Water President Jeff McIntyre, who left the board when he became president of Pennsylvania American Water earlier this year.
Bruce is a current member of the Alliance’s 2018 Leadership Kanawha Valley program.