Bruce is a 16 year veteran of the Osceola County Tax Collector’s office and prior to being elected, served as the Director of the Tourist Tax and Business Tax Department. He has an extensive background in administration, having served as incentive Merchandising Coordinator for Tupperware Headquarters, Supervisor of the Criminal Court Clerk Division at the Osceola County Clerk of Courts and Administrative Office Manager for Good Samaritan Retirement Village prior to joining the Tax Collector’s Office in 2001.
He is a graduate of Osceola High School and also attended Florida Baptist Schools & Seminary, currently known as Emmaus Baptist College. He is a Graduate of the state Department of Revenue Tax Collector training and has received his Certified Florida Tax Collector designation.
Bruce is also a Certified Business Tax Official and he has also earned an Executive Leadership Certification from the State of Florida Tax Collectors Association in connection with Valencia College. He is also graduate of the 2012 Osceola Leadership program sponsored by Community Vision.
He continues to be very active in Florida Tourist Development Tax Association, having served as its President 2010-2011 and Vice President in 2015. In 2015, he was recognized by the Florida Tourist Development Tax Association with their Distinguished Service Award.
Bruce is married to wife Bobbie and they have a 14 year old son, Seth. They are active members of their church and Bruce has served in many capacities including director of Vacation Bible School, Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher and Music Director. Currently he is also participating in the church choir.
The opportunity to work with his predecessor, The Honorable Patsy Heffner for 15 years provided him with a solid foundation in office operations, staff management and customer service. Bruce will continue to review procedures and process to ensure maximum efficiency while still meeting our statutory requirements.
Bruce makes it his ongoing priority to identify additional services which offer greater convenience for our citizens. Regular reviews of best practices, organizational performance and customer service form the cornerstone for future growth. Bruce’s focus is on serving our citizens with integrity, knowledge, respect and pride.