Bruce McLeod.Bruce McLeod is senior vice president of Commonwealth Consultants, a Top 20 Public Relations firm in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

Bruce has applied his expertise in public relations, government relations and grassroots strategies to assist leading corporate clients in achieving local government zoning approvals, garnering citizen grassroots support on key issues, obtaining federal appropriations for clients and gaining favorable media attention. He has developed communications plans for clients that have enabled them to reach their target audiences and enhance their reputation.

Prior to his joining Commonwealth Consultants in June 2001, he spent four and a half years with Golin/Harris one of the largest public relations firms in the United States. As vice president at Golin/Harris, he drew from his extensive experience in local government and public relations to develop strategies to assist clients on a broad range of public policy issues. Prior to Golin/Harris, he spent five years as chief of staff for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors member, Elaine McConnell. While serving as chief of staff, Bruce dealt extensively with education, economic development and policy issues facing Fairfax County, Virginia.

Bruce holds a master of public administration degree from George Mason University and a bachelor of art degree from Michigan State University. He is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic, member of the Phoenix Houses Foundation Board of Directors, founding member of the Fairfax County Park Foundation and a past chairman of Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. In addition, Bruce is a member of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Outside of Commonwealth Consultants, Bruce and his wife, Jackie, enjoy traveling. Bruce is also an avid ice hockey player and mountain biker.