Bruce Bond is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Common Ground Committee, a citizen-led nonprofit whose purpose is to bring healing to the challenges in America of polarization and incivility. Free of political agenda and financial influence, Common Ground Committee has a singular focus on bringing light, not heat, to public discourse. Its primary work is bringing prominent leaders with opposing views together in public forums and podcasts to find common ground. Forum panelists pairs have included such notables as John Kerry and Condoleezza Rice, Barney Frank and Larry Kudlow, and Michael Steele and Donna Brazile exploring issues ranging from taxes to race to American foreign policy.
Common Ground Committee is also the creator of the Common Ground Scorecard, a tool for voters that identifies the degree to which candidates for political office are likely to reach across the aisle to get things done.
Prior to full-time dedication to Common Ground Committee, Mr. Bond established a reputation as an accomplished business leader. He spent 20 years at Gartner, the highly-respected IT research and advisory firm. For 10 years, he was a member of Gartner’s Executive Management Team that ran the research business for the firm across five continents. Prior to assuming management positions, he was one of Gartner’s most respected and in-demand IT industry analysts. His early career was spent in technical, service and management roles in tech start-ups.
Mr. Bond served on the Board of Trustees for Principia College in Elsah, Illinois and the Principia School in St. Louis, Missouri.
He is a graduate of Princeton University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Politics and was a national class cross-country runner.
He and his family reside in Somers, New York.
Bond’s talk will begin at 9:00am April 9th and will be joining a panel at 12:30pm that same day.