This Week, August 20, 2013 Ronald G. Bruno

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Screen Shot 2013-08-19 at 7.38.33 PMThis Ronald G. Bruno is chairman of Bruno Event Team, a sports marketing company established in 1995 and headquartered in Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1974 with a B.S. degree in Marketing.

After graduating from the University of Alabama in 1974, Mr. Bruno held various positions with Bruno’s, Inc. (a $2.9 Billion southeastern grocery retailer). From 1991-1995 he was Chairman and CEO of Bruno’s.

After retiring from Bruno’s in 1995 Mr. Bruno founded Bruno Capital Management, an investment company, and also formed Bruno Event Team with Gene Hallman. In 1991 Mr. Bruno founded the Bruno’s Memorial Classic, currently Regions Tradition, a highly regarded Champions Tour golf tournament held annually in Birmingham.

He currently serves on the President’s Cabinet at the University of Alabama and is also former Chairman of the Board of Visitors at the College of Commerce and Business at the University.

An active member in his community, Mr. Bruno has been a Board Member of The Metropolitan Development Board, The Club, United Way and St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation.

Mr. Bruno was inducted into The Birmingham Golf Hall of Fame in 1994 and into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

Since 1992 Mr. Bruno has held a seat on the corporate Board of Books-A-Million and has previously served on the boards of Southtrust Bank N.A., Russell Corporation and Bruno’s, Inc.

Ronnie is married to Lee Ann Bruno. They have one son, Gregory, who is a student at the University of Alabama. He and his family are members of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

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