Bruce S. Gordon

President at Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

Bruce S. Gordon

Bruce S. Gordon

President at Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

RelSci Relationships

3722

Number of Boards

25

Birthday

02/15/1946 - Camden, NJ, United States

Age

75

Number of Awards

5

Relationships
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Director of Education at Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

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Executive Director at Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

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Former Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Former Interim Executive Chairman of the Board at Nielsen Holdings Plc

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Cincinnati Museum Center

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Member, Board of Trustees at Berklee College of Music

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Founder at Mezocliq

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Chief Executive Officer at Gabelli Entertainment & Telecommunications Acquisition Corp.

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Board Member at Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

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Founding Board Member at Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

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Former Professional at Verizon Communications, Inc.

Verizon Communications, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies. It operates through the Verizon Consumer Group (Consumer) and Verizon Business Group (Business) segments. The Consumer segment provides consumer-focused wireless and wire line communications services and products. The Business segment offers wireless and wire line communications services and products; video and data services; corporate networking solutions; security and managed network services; local and long distance voice services; and network access to deliver various Internet of Things (IoT) services and products. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Parent
Director at Praxsym, Inc.

Praxsym, Inc. engages in the provision of design, development, and manufacturing services for the precision electronics industry. The firm offers testing, assembly, CAD design, and machining services. Its products include CW transmitters, shield level or path loss equipment, RF taps, and RF power controller. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Fisher, IL.

Education
MBA
Class of 1988

MIT Sloan School of Management is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT Sloan offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, as well as non-degree executive education. Its largest program is its full-time MBA, which is one of the most selective in the world, with students from more than 60 countries every year, and ranked #1 in more subjects than any other MBA program.

M.S.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is a national organization comprised of current and former African-American CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. For more than 25 years, the ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline and to empower African-American corporate leaders to make significant and impactful contributions in the global marketplace and their communities.

Member
Prior

The fraternity was established to contribute to the advancement of society through the personal growth of our members and service to others. The fraternity has 250 active chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada. Each chapter is a separate entity having its own constitution and bylaws

Career History
President
Current

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit company headquartered in Newport, RI. The firm provides musical educational programs for promoting festivals.The company says this about itself: Newport Festivals Foundation fosters the legacy and expands the impact of its Festivals through educational initiatives that celebrate innovation while preserving the deep traditions inherent in Jazz and Folk music. The Foundation’s goal is to offer opportunity, inspire through exposure, and facilitate the collection of resources needed for musicians to celebrate and innovate. The focus on creating unique experiences to spark engagement is accomplished through a variety of initiatives, including instrument donations and performances at schools throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2005 - 2007

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People provides civil rights protection services. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. The company was founded by Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Henry Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villiard and William English Walling in February 12, 1909 and is headquartered in Baltimore, MD.

Group President, Consumer & Small Business Services
1993 - 1998

Verizon was founded as Bell Atlantic, which was one of the seven Baby Bells that were formed after AT&T Corporation was forced to relinquish its control of the Bell System by order of the Justice Department of the United States.[5] Bell Atlantic came into existence in 1984 with a footprint from New Jersey to Virginia, with each area having a separate operating company (consisting of New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Diamond State Telephone, and C&P Telephone).

Boards & Committees
Lead Independent Director
2003 - Prior

Tyco International Ltd. provides security products and services, fire detection and suppression products and services and life safety products. The company's portfolio of products and services are sold under brand names such as Tyco, SimplexGrinnell, Sensormatic, Wormald, Ansul, Simplex, Grinnell, Scott and ADT. It operates through three business segments: North America Installation & Services, Rest of World Installation & Services and Global Products. The North America Installation & Services segment designs, sells, installs, services and monitors electronic security systems and fire detection and suppression systems for commercial, industrial, retail, institutional and governmental customers in North America. The Rest of World Installation & Services segment designs, sells, installs, services and monitors electronic security systems and fire detection and suppression systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional and governmental customers in the Rest of World regions. The Global Products segment designs, manufactures and sells fire protection, security and life safety products, including intrusion security, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional and governmental customers worldwide, including products installed and serviced by its NA and ROW Installation & Services segments. Tyco International was founded by Arthur J. Rosenburg in 1960 and is headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Member, Board of Directors
1994 - Prior

Southern Company is an American gas and electric utility holding company based in the southern United States. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with executive offices also located in Birmingham, Alabama. The company is currently the second largest utility company in the U.S. in terms of customer base. Through its subsidiaries it serves 9 million gas and electric utility customers in 6 states. Southern Company's regulated regional electric utilities serve a 120,000-square-mile (310,000 km2) territory with 27,000 miles (43,000 km) of distribution lines.

Director
Prior

Office Depot, Inc. engages in the provision of office products, services, supplies, and technology solutions. It operates through the following segments: Retail, Business Solutions, and CompuCom. The Retail segment involves in selling merchandise through chain of office supply stores and offers products and services in the categories of supplies, technology, and furniture and other. The Business Solutions segment trades branded and private branded products and services and provides copy and print services. The CompuCom segment comprises procurement, installation, and managing the life cycle of hardware and software businesses; and offers information technology (IT) support services including remote help desk, data centers, and on-site IT professionals. The company was founded by F. Patrick Sher, Stephen Dougherty, and Jack Kopkin in March 1986 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.

Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Current

Gettysburg College has earned its strong academic reputation. Since its founding in 1832, the College has upheld a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts in all their breadth and depth. On a beautiful campus in a world-famous town, 2,600 students discover their intellectual passion through more than majors academic programs.

Trustee
Prior

The Barnes Foundation is a non-profit organization, which engages in promoting the advancement of education and appreciation of fine art and horticulture. It also provides facilities for educational programs as well as special exhibitions and visitor amenities. The company was founded by Albert Coombs Barnes in 1922 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is a national organization comprised of current and former African-American CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. For more than 25 years, the ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline and to empower African-American corporate leaders to make significant and impactful contributions in the global marketplace and their communities.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2017

After School Matters is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago teens innovative out-of-school activities through science, sports, tech, words, and the nationally recognized gallery programs. It provides these programs through a network of public and private partnerships that include the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, and community organizations throughout the city. It has been recognized nationally for its innovative approach to coordinating city resources and delivering unique and diverse programs. Its hands-on, project-based programs expose teens to rewarding careers and help them develop marketable job skills.

$10K - $25K
2016

The Harlem School of The Arts is an American nonprofit company located in New York, NY, that operates art schools.The company says this about itself: New York City's premier community arts institution, the Harlem School of the Arts at the Herb Alpert Center stands uniquely apart as the sole provider of arts education in four disciplines: music, dance, theatre, and art & design, all within our award-winning 37,000 square foot facility. The School's reputation for artistic rigor and excellence attracts students of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds from the five New York City boroughs as well as Westchester County and the tristate area, which includes Connecticut and New Jersey. HSA's alumni and faculty are counted among the most talented leaders in the arts.

$5,000 +
2016

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. A wide variety of Education and Public Programs bring art alive for the public through lectures, dialogues, performances and on-site and off-site interpretive programs. Museum exhibitions expand personal, public and academic understanding of modern and contemporary art and broaden the scope of art historical literature through the production of catalogues and brochures.

Political Donations
$2,000
2008

Founder at Congressional Black Caucus Institute

$1,000
2007

Founder at Congressional Black Caucus Institute

Awards & Honors
2013
National Association of Corporate Directors - Directorship 100
2007
American Advertising Federation - Advertising Hall of Fame
Rank #6
2002
Fortune Magazine - The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America
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