A 1976 graduate of Cornell University, Bruce began his career as a vocational agriculture teacher at Sherburne-Earlville High School. After nine years in the education field, Bruce left teaching for the financial services industry and joined Elwyn G. Voss & Associates (now The Voss Group) two years later. Bruce has always been involved in the community. He currently serves on the board of director of both the New York State FFA Leadership Training Foundation and Chenango Memorial Hospital, and was also recently appointed to the New York State Third Judicial Department Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission. In the past he has also served as the Chairman of the Chenango County Chamber of Commerce, and was a youth baseball coach for 19 years. He and his wife of 40 years, Kathleen, reside in Sherburne, NY. They have two children – son Andrew (who works with Snow Park Technologies in Reno, NV), and daughter Alexandra (a partner with Hearth Financial Partners and resident of Hamilton, NY).