About meR. Bruce Donald, Tri-State Coordinator, East Coast Greenway Alliance
Bruce leads greenway advocacy efforts in the 350-mile tri-state (CT, NY & NJ) region. Previously he served as president of the nonprofit Farmington Valley Trails Council for 13 years. He is also a past chairman of the Connecticut Committee of the East Coast Greenway Alliance. In 2014, Bruce was appointed Chairman of the Governor’s Connecticut Greenways Council, which coordinates all state stakeholders in planning, implementing, and funding the greenway system. He serves on eleven other boards and was recognized by the Connecticut General Assembly in a 2016 Official Citation as a regional force in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy.
Bruce graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in political science and from Trinity College with an MA in history. He is the author of many financial, investment, and historical articles and a book, Manhood and Patriotic Awakening in the American Civil War, 2008. Before turning to greenways advocacy, he worked for 17 years in investment brokerage, management, and banking with international companies in Boston, Hartford, New York, and Beijing. He is a lifelong bicyclist and alpine skier.
- Reason for joining
- I am interested in the outdoors