William C. Bruce Named Executive Director of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

William C. “Bill” Bruce, CAE, MBA, has been named executive director of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), effective July 1, 2017, to replace the current director who has elected to retire.

“We are thrilled to have Bill Bruce joining us as our new executive director,” said Charles M. Yarborough III, MD, MPH, FACOEM, who is President of ACOEM. “Bill is an accomplished association executive with a strong record of achievement and leadership in overseeing strategic initiatives, business operations and technology solutions. We are confident he will capably guide and enhance ACOEM’s education, research, practice and policy programs, thereby advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine.”

Prior to joining ACOEM, Mr. Bruce was chief technology officer at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons where he oversaw a staff of 35 across membership, customer service, and technology teams. He managed operating and capital budgets exceeding $4MM, and was accountable for more than $20MM in revenue. During his tenure at AAOS, Mr. Bruce successfully overhauled the AAOS web and technology functions ensuring consistency, efficacy, and ease of use in online membership, meeting and educational programming. He worked closely with members of the AAOS Board, and many of its committees where his focus on member value and mission alignment helped shape many strategic initiatives.

Before joining AAOS, Mr. Bruce was the chief information officer at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in Arlington, Va., for more than a decade. Mr. Bruce holds two degrees from the University of Maryland: a bachelor’s degree in information systems management, and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business focusing on business strategy, finance, human capital and operations. “I am honored to be joining the exceptional team at ACOEM, and supporting the organization’s noble mission—providing optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces and environments,” said Mr. Bruce.
About ACOEM — The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (www.acoem.org) represents more than 4,500 physicians and other health care professionals who specialize in occupational and environmental medicine. Founded in 1916, ACOEM is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, disability management, research, and education. ACOEM is headquarter at 25 Northwest Point Boulevard, Suite 700, Elk Grove, Illinois; telephone 847/818-1800; web site: www.acoem.org.