Southern New England Manager

Bruce Donald

Based in Farmington, Connecticut, Bruce Donald is the East Coast Greenway Alliance’s Southern New England Manager. 

In this role, Bruce carries region-wide responsibilities for all aspects of Greenway development, advocacy and state committee and volunteer engagement. He supports communities along the route in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts as they plan, build and maintain sections of the Greenway.

Previously, he served as president of the nonprofit Farmington Valley Trails Council for 12 years. He is also a past chairman of the Connecticut Committee of the East Coast Greenway Alliance. In 2014, Bruce was appointed chairman of the Governor’s Connecticut Greenways Council, which coordinates all state stakeholders in planning, implementing, and funding the greenway system. He serves on many other boards and was recognized by the Connecticut General Assembly in a 2016 Official Citation as a regional force in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy.

Bruce graduated from Middlebury College with a bachelor's degree in political science and from Trinity College with an master's in history. He is the author of many financial, investment and historical articles and a book, Manhood and Patriotic Awakening in the American Civil War. Before turning to greenways advocacy, he worked for 17 years in investment brokerage, management, and banking with international companies in Boston, Hartford, New York and Beijing. He is a lifelong bicyclist and alpine skier.

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