Bruce Smith is Executive Director, Business Development and Strategic Support at Fanshawe College where he is responsible for Institutional Research, Strategic Enterprise Solutions, Government Relations as well as new strategic opportunities and business development for the College. Bruce is also responsible the development and delivery of corporate training services for business & industry to global, national and local markets. Prior to joining Fanshawe College, Bruce gained several years of senior management experience in the North American electricity distribution sector providing financial management advice and data collection services to water, electric and gas utilities. Bruce also had the honour of serving in the Ontario Legislature from 1995-1999 as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Middlesex & Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education & Training. Bruce is a past member of the Board of Governors for Fanshawe College, serving as Chair of the Board for two years as well as Chair of Colleges Ontario - the advocacy organization for the province’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology. Bruce has earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western University, an Honour’s Degree in Environmental Studies (minor degree in Political Science) from the University of Waterloo, and earned his Diploma in Urban Design from Fanshawe College.