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Mr. S. Joseph Bruno

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President

Building Hope
Ward 1 3029 14Th Street, Nw
Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20009
United States

Company Description: Founded in 2003, Building Hope is a private foundation based in Washington, DC that works to close the educational achievement gap by giving students access to high...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.A. , Finance and Accounting
    University of Maryland. Mr
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Board of Directors - GTT
www.etelepower.net, 19 Aug 2014 [cached]
Joseph Bruno has been a director since May 2007. Mr. Bruno has served since 2003 as President and CEO of Building Hope, a private foundation affiliated with Sallie Mae that develops and finances real estate facilities for charter schools in Washington, DC. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Bruno served as Senior Consultant-eHealth Division of BCE Emergis, an eCommerce service provider in the health and financial services sectors, where he focused on financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and tax compliance. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Bruno also served as Director of International Operations for Carey International. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Bruno was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of United Payors & United Providers, Inc., a publicly-traded service provider in the health care industry. From 1989 to 1995, he was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, an international public accounting firm. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Bruno served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Jurgovan & Blair, Inc., a health care and information technology services provider, and from 1971 to 1986, he was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, an international public accounting firm, including six years as a partner. Mr. Bruno currently serves on the boards of the DC Prep Charter School, the Center City Public Charter Schools, Georgetown University Hospital, and Intergroup Service Corporation. Mr. Bruno has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1972. Mr. Bruno received a B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Maryland.
Bruno spoke about the E.L. ...
www.buildinghope.org, 14 Aug 2014 [cached]
Bruno spoke about the E.L. Haynes' Power of Planning project, a one year program designed to increase academic achievement through effective school planning. Mr. MORE>>>
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S. Joseph Bruno, President
Mr. Bruno oversees and directs all aspects of Building Hope's operations. 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.
He 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. Mr. Bruno 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. Under his 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.
The Mills | Press Release
www.millstv.com, 28 April 2007 [cached]
S. JOSEPH BRUNO ELECTED TO THE MILLS CORPORATION
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Bruno serves as the Chairman of the Board for Building Hope, a Sallie Mae Fund company,where he is responsible for identifying , acquiring or leasing, and renovating facilities forcharter schools in the Washington, D.C. area , in order to provide more students with access tohigh quality charter schools.
Previously, Bruno served as senior consultant, eHealth Division of BCE Emergis, an eCommerceservice provider in the health and financial services sectors, and senior vice president, chieffinancial officer and corporate secretary for United Payors & United Providers, Inc., a healthcare service provider.Bruno has also held senior-level positions with Coopers & Lybrand LLP,Jurgovan & Blair, Inc., and KPMG Peat, Marwick, LLP.
Bruno also serves on the boards of directors for Intergroup Services Corporation, Group Dental
Board of Directors | Center City Public Charter Schools | Committed to Educating Global Learners and Leaders
www.centercitypcs.org, 17 May 2014 [cached]
S. Joseph Bruno, Treasurer
Mr. Bruno is the founding President of Building Hope, an organization established in 2003 to provide financial support to DC charter schools through subsidized loans and grants and to develop real estate for school use. Building Hope has been involved in the construction and renovation of more than two-thirds of charter school facilities in the District of Columbia. A member of the Board of the Center City Consortium for many years, he was instrumental in providing the Consortium a loan to renovate school facilities. Mr. Bruno is a CPA specializing in corporate accounting, audit, mergers and acquisitions. He has more than 35 years' experience, including 13 years as a partner with two of the largest public accounting firms.
Richard D. Calder, Jr., H. Brian ...
www.sec.gov, 23 April 2014 [cached]
Richard D. Calder, Jr., H. Brian Thompson, S. Joseph Bruno, Rhodric C. Hackman, Howard Janzen, Morgan E. O'Brien and Theodore B. Smith, III each have been nominated by our Board of Directors' Nominating and Governance Committee for re-election for one-year terms expiring in 2015.
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S. Joseph Bruno, 65, has been a Director since May 2007. Mr. Bruno has served since 2003 as President and CEO of Building Hope, a private foundation affiliated with Sallie Mae that develops and finances real estate facilities for charter schools in Washington, DC. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Bruno served as Senior Consultant- eHealth Division of BCE Emergis, an eCommerce service provider in the health and financial services sectors, where he focused on financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and tax compliance. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Bruno also served as Director - International Operations for Carey International. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Bruno was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of United Payors & United Providers, Inc., a publicly-traded service provider in the health care industry. From 1989 to 1995, he was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, an international public accounting firm. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Bruno served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Jurgovan & Blair, Inc., a health care and information technology services provider, and from 1971 to 1986, he was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, an international public accounting firm, including six years as a partner. Mr. Bruno currently serves on the boards of the DC Prep Charter School, the Center City Public Charter Schools, Georgetown University Hospital and Intergroup Service Corporation. Mr. Bruno has been a certified public accountant since 1972. Mr. Bruno received a B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Maryland.  Mr. Bruno's extensive financial reporting experience, together with his managerial experience as both an executive officer and director, qualify him for election to the Board of Directors.
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Bruno, Hackman, Janzen, O'Brien, and Smith are independent directors, as "independence" is defined in the federal securities laws and the NYSE Marketplace Rules.
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The Board of Directors previously determined that all members of the Audit Committee meet the requirements for financial literacy and that Mr. Bruno qualifies as an "audit committee financial expert" in accordance with applicable rules and regulations of the SEC. Mr. Bruno serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
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