Bruce is a Senior Advisor of AltEnergy bringing significant industry experience as an entrepreneur and large-scale operator in agriculture-related businesses.
Bruce is the Chief Executive Officer of Summit Farms which started as his family farm and has grown to become a diverse farming operation. Bruce also is the founder and President of Summit Ag Fund, an investment fund focused on buying underutilized farm land in the Midwestern United States; and a co-founder of American Heartland Development.
Bruce previously was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hawkeye Energy Holdings, which grew to be the third-largest pure play ethanol producer in the United States, producing 450 million gallons of ethanol annually, prior to the sale of its four plants to Koch Industries. Prior to that, Bruce had founded feed management, construction, and swine production businesses which in 1994 he merged to become Heartland Pork Enterprises, the 13th largest pork producer in the United States. Bruce served as Heartland's Chief Executive Officer until 2004 when the Company was sold to Christensen Farms.
Bruce in an active philanthropist, giving to Iowa State University to endow a chair in Agricultural Entrepreneurship, and supporting a variety of efforts that encourage thoughtful public policy. In February 2011, Bruce was appointed to the State of Iowa Board of Regents, which oversees the state's five public universities.
Bruce currently sits on the boards of directors of Advanced Bioenergy, AgriSol Energy, American Ag & Energy Council, and Growth Energy.
Bruce received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Iowa.