Senior Socioeconomic Advisor, ExxonMobil Development Company
Bruce has a BS (’86) and MS (’91) in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University. Between the two degrees, he spent three years in the Peace Corps as a middle school math and science teacher and then the Volunteer Leader for Education in Gabon. He joined ExxonMobil (then Exxon) in 1991 as an Environmental Engineer in the Downstream focused on water and solid/hazardous wastes, spending one year in New Jersey, two and a half years at the Baton Rouge Refinery and two and a half years at the Baytown Refinery. In 1997, Bruce moved to the Upstream to start his tenure in the social arena by working on Exxon’s Chad Project being based in Cameroon and working land access and social challenges. In 2003, he shifted careers in ExxonMobil again by moving to the Upstream project construction group and ended up working in Qatar and Northern Alberta in Canada. In 2011, Bruce came back to the social space with his move back to Houston. He is now the Senior Technical Professional in the Socioeconomic Group in ExxonMobil and supports projects and affiliates worldwide with advice on how to manage the social impacts and risks resulting from their activities.