Bruce Rector Bio

As a speaker, author, facilitator and moderator, Bruce Rector teaches, inspires and motivates people of all ages to become better business, government, community and family leaders. Bruce's homespun style of sharing humorous and uplifting stories from his personal life and from his extensive travel and work with young leaders from over 100 countries resonates with the audience. His messages not only teach and inspire, but also motivate people to make life and career changing decisions.

When Bruce speaks or writes his vast experience in working with thousands of young adults around the world comes to life. Bruce Rector was the 58th President of JCI (Junior Chamber International), a 200,000 member strong organization of young leaders and entrepreneurs from 110 countries. In 2003 he traveled to nearly 50 countries as JCI World President. In every presentation he makes, Bruce shares his practical tips for improving personal and organizational performance in an entertaining way that leaves the audience energized and ready for action.

Bruce Rector's first book, Monday Morning Messages: Teaching, Inspiring and Motivating to Lead (Xephor Press, 2005) has enjoyed international success and will be published soon in French and Korean. With thousands of loyal readers of his weekly electronic messages and endorsements from best-selling authors Ken Blanchard (The One Minute Manager), Stephen Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) and Jennifer Kushell (Secrets of the Young & Successful), the book is an excellent training and discussion aid for the sessions he leads.

Born in Anderson, Indiana in 1963, Bruce attended the University of Kentucky where he worked as a student athletic trainer (sportsmedicine) assistant for Wildcat athletic teams. In 1984-85, he was assigned to the assist the Kentucky Men's Basketball team, a program with six national championships and more wins than any other major university in the United States. Bruce Rector spent four summers and one full season working as an athletic trainer assistant to the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

Bruce is President of KBA Sports, Inc., a leading sports event and program management company, in addition to speaking and consulting. In 1990, Bruce received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky and was admitted practice before the Kentucky Courts and practiced law for 23 years. He is been an adjunct faculty member at Indiana Wesleyan University where he teaches in the MBA program and a Part-Time Professor at the University of Kentucky where in teaches in the Graduate Program in Sport Leadership.

Bruce Rector travels from his home in Lexington, Kentucky where he lives with his wife Tabitha and his son Trevor.