BCH Foundation Selects New President
After a thorough and thoughtful search, the Boulder Community Health Foundation has chosen Frank Bruno as its new President. Bruno will take the helm from retiring President Ron Secrist effective March 30th.
“I’m very happy to welcome Frank to the Boulder Community Health family,” said BCH President/Chief Executive Officer David Gehant, who chaired the search committee. “Frank has demonstrated an ability to develop and nurture close professional relationships with individuals from all walks of life. He’ll be a great resource for the Foundation and Boulder Community Health.”
Bruno, currently Chief Executive Officer of Western Disposal, has a long and successful track record leading both private and public institutions. Prior to joining Western Disposal, Bruno was Vice Chancellor for Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Bruno moved to Boulder in February of 2003 to become City Manager.
Bruno has chaired and served on the boards of Via Mobility, United Way and Impact on Education. He was a founding member of the Innovation Center of the Rockies.
“Frank is well-known and well-liked throughout our community,” said BCH Foundation Chair Nancy Stevens. “His combination of leadership and relationship-building skills will serve the BCH Foundation well in nurturing relationships with long-standing donors and reaching out to new donors.”
“I’m excited to join the Foundation’s leadership team at such a challenging time in health care,” Bruno said. “Working with people toward common goals and being part of a team really matters to me. The Foundation’s mission of marshalling financial support for Boulder Community Health is really integral to providing top quality health care to our community.”
Bruno earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Business Administration from St. John’s University in New York and an M.S. in human resources management and labor relations from New York Institute of Technology.
Bruno and his wife, Shelly, live in Boulder and are the parents of two young boys.
“Ron Secrist leaves an incredible legacy and we will all miss him,” Stevens said. “In his 12 years as President of the BCH Foundation, Ron led successful capital campaigns for the initial construction of Foothills Hospital, the Tebo Family Medical Building and the recent Foothills expansion. We are confident that Frank will build on Ron’s legacy and lead the BCH Foundation in exciting new directions.”
Thanking Our Sponsors
A special THANK YOU to local companies and residents for sponsoring BCH special events. It is the underwriting through sponsorships that make the events so financially successful and thus enhance BCH services. If you are interested in making a charitable gift to sponsor an event, please call the Foundation office.
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