Bruce, Laurel

BRUCE, LAUREL
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science – Economics (Honors) -London University
Ford Foundation Fellowship (to study university financing in the U.S., Canada and the UK)
Fellow of the life Management Institute (FLMI) (Distinction):
– Economics and Investments; Office Management; Systems and Data Processing
– Management Principles; Life Insurance Accounting; Principles of Life Insurance
– Life Company Operations; Group Insurance; Mathematics of Life Insurance
Course – Public Administration – Jamaica Civil Service
IBM PC and Lotus 1-2-3, The New School, New York NY

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
The Speakers Mart, President
Madison WI – 1991
Jamaican Consul General in New York 1981 to 1989
– Administrator of overall consulate operations supervising staff of 24
– Supervision of management group comprised of heads of the following departments:
Administration, passports/visas, information, social welfare, finance, community relations
– Liaison to Jamaica National Export Corporation, Jamaica National Investments &
Promotions, Air Jamaica, Jamaica Tourist Board
– Monitoring of annual budget of $1/2 million
– Production of annual report
– Conducting annual planning sessions and regular staff meetings
– Negotiating real estate leases
– Representing government at signing of international loan agreements
– Participation in International heads of government conferences
– Liaison with diplomatic community
– Liaison with the N.Y. City commission for the United Nations and the Consular Corps
– Consular representative in U.S. except for Florida, District of Columbia, Georgia,
Alabama,
Mississippi, Texas, Maryland and Virginia

CUNA mutual Insurance Group 1979 – 1981
Madison WI
– Internal Auditor, International Department
Jamaican Government Civil Service – Kingston Jamaica
– Personal Assistant to the Prime Ministers, Rt. Hon. Hugh L. Shearer and the Rt. Hon. Michael Manley
– Special Assistant to Deputy Prime Minister and later Prime Minister, Sir Donald Sangster
– Assistant Under-Secretary, Principal Assistant Secretary, and Director – Ministry of Finance
– Ministry of Trade and Industry
– Hurricane Housing Organization – Accountant
– Audit Department – First Class Clerk
– Lands Department – Assistant

AWARDS
– Order of Distinction – National Honors – Government of Jamaica
– Distinguished Service Award – World Council of Credit Unions
– National Leadership Award – New York