Bruce is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Taylor Engineering, Inc. and is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Florida and Mississippi. He founded Taylor Engineering in 1983 and guided the company to prominence as one of the leading coastal and water resource engineering organizations in the United States. He has served in various capacities on professional boards, councils and committees at the state and national level. He is the recipient of the Florida Engineering Society’s three highest awards: Outstanding Technical Achievement, Florida Engineer of the Year and Outstanding Service to the Profession of Engineering. In 1999 he received the nation’s highest award given to a professional engineer, the National Society of Professional Engineer’s Award.
Bruce served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Service, receiving his B.S. (with distinction) from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1964. He subsequently earned his M.S. in Oceanographic Engineering from the University of Miami in 1971, and his Ph.D. in Civil and Coastal Engineering from the University of Florida in 1974. Bruce is also an honorary alumnus of the University.
Bruce is the former president of the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers. Over the years, he has been a member of academic visiting committees for the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Florida, a member of the Army’s Coastal Engineering Research Board, and a member of the Peer Review Committee for the Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory. He has also been Florida Virtual Campus board member.
Bruce is married to June, an alumna of UNF.