by Jenifer Shockley
ATLANTA – The Georgia-Pernambuco Partnership, an organization uniting the state of Georgia with the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, has elected David Bruce of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business as president for a two-year term.
The organization is a chapter of Partners of the Americas, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C.
Bruce, a clinical professor of international business, is uniquely qualified for the position. He is chair of Georgia State’s Brazil Task Force, which works to advance student mobility programs, faculty exchanges and collaborative research with key Brazilian universities to support the university’s strategic goal of achieving distinction in globalizing the university.
Bruce also is a member of the Global Commerce Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Commerce District Export Council, and serves on the board of directors of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia.
His plans include enhancing relationships between Pernambuco and Georgia universities, among other activities.
This is Bruce’s third time serving as president of the Georgia-Pernambuco Partnership. He held the position twice in the 1990s.
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 75,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world’s premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia’s top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.