spoke about the E.L. Haynes' Power of Planning project, a one year program designed to increase academic achievement through effective school planning.
S. Joseph Bruno, President
oversees and directs all aspects of Building Hope's
He is a certified public accountant with 35 years of accounting, finance, business and management experience, was a partner in two of the "Big 4 international accounting firms and the CFO of a public company.
Mr. Bruno qualifies as a financial expert under the Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines.
was the first hire of Building Hope
as a consultant in 2003 and has guided the organization since its inception, to where it has now participated in the completion of over $430 million in projects.
laid the foundation for the future success of Building Hope
and the fulfillment of the educational dreams of thousands by initially targeting those public charter schools in the District of Columbia
that were most suitable for its objectives of aiding those students most in need and assisting communities most in need of revitalization.
After, becoming President in 2004, he now oversees and directs all aspects of Building Hope's operations.
tenure, operations have expanded from Washington, D.C. to as far south as Florida and as far west as California.
The financial acumen and skillful management of Mr. Bruno
at the helm is evidenced in the loan portfolio which has never suffered a default from its operations in the District of Columbia
, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.
The executive expertise of Mr. Bruno
has also been recognized with election to the board of a public company in addition to other board positions.
Active with many charities, he currently serves in board positions with Georgetown University Hospital, Center City Public Charter Schools, D.C. Prep Public Charter School, Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools, San Miguel School, Federal City Council and the Advisory Board of KIPP: DC.
He also chairs the audit committee of the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools.
A CPA since 1972, he
is a Finance and Accounting graduate of the University of Maryland
Mr. Bruno has two daughters: one attending Fordham University in New York City and the other matriculating to the College of Charleston.