Bruce Winner, MBA, has been a trainer, program developer, business owner, speaker, and training manager during his professional career. Bruce is currently the Director of the Government Training Academy, the Training Source, and the Association Group, all with the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California. For the past 15 years he has led a qualified and results-oriented group of trainers, developers, and consultants that conduct needs assessments, design and develop programs, and deliver engaging and impactful programs that yield positive and measureable results for clients. Bruce manages a seven figure training and consulting portfolio throughout the Greater Sacramento Region.
Bruce has been on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), Sacramento since 2010, served as the Chapter President in 2011, and is an active member in both Sacramento and as part of a national group of ASTD Chapter Leaders. He also served for two years on the Professional Development Committee of the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE).
Bruce was the founder and president of the American Brewers Guild for six years, the nation’s first brewing school for the brewpub and micro-brewing industry. He built this successful business from the ground up before selling it in the late 1990s, where it still trains aspiring pub and micro brewers from across the country. Before this, Bruce spent five years at University Extension, The University of California in Davis, where he managed several open-enrollment training initiatives in business, food, and agriculture.
Bruce started his training career in West Africa and spent six years there as an agricultural extension agent, a trainer, and project manager who promoted oxen as an intermediate technology and development solution in Togo, West Africa. Bruce did this work for the Peace Corps and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).