About the Founder

Bruce & Gwynn Blackwell

Bruce & Gwynn Blackwell

Bruce Blackwell

Bruce Blackwell, Managing Partner, is the former Executive Director of the Barnstable County Bar Association and currently serves as Executive Director of the Consumer Assistance Council, Inc., which is funded by and works in close cooperation with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. As the head of the Bar Association, he had primary responsibility for launching a lawyer wellness program  in conjunction with the Massachusetts Bar Association. Bruce is a charter member of the New York City Bar Association’s career transitions career counseling team.

Before founding Career Strategies, Bruce had two decades of corporate marketing and management experience. Early in his career, he was an award-winning editor and nationally syndicated columnist for Gannett Newspapers. He later became Vice President of Marketing for The People’s Choice cable TV network before transitioning into the motion picture industry, where he was Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs for New Line Cinema and Director of Publicity for MGM.

While with Marketing Corporation of America, Bruce consulted for companies like IBM, 3M, GE, Avon, Lorillard, and Burger King on complex marketing problems. Subsequently, he was on the U.S. Executive Committee for BASYS, the world’s largest broadcast automation software development firm.

A noted author and lecturer on career issues, Bruce has presented career transition seminars for corporations, professional groups, civic organizations and government agencies throughout the U.S., including the FDIC, State of Connecticut Legal Services division, the NJ Bar Association and Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the New York County Lawyers Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Connecticut Law Tribune, Pace University School of Law, and The New York State Bar Association, among others.

Highlights of career include when Bruce immediately followed U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer in a presentation at the National Constitution Center, and had dinner at the White House.