Alumni Stories

Bruce Simmons (B’69)

Retired Managing Director, Citigroup

Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University
Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06)
Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Bruce Simmons

As a finance student at Georgetown, Simmons was the quarterback and co-captain of the football team. Now, he mentors student-athletes and, since 1974, has interviewed prospective students as part of the Alumni Admissions Program. After his graduation, Simmons served as a U.S. Navy officer on the USS Albany before earning an MBA at Columbia University. He then began a 29-year career with Citigroup Inc., where he was responsible for the firm’s global relationships with corporate finance clients throughout the southeastern United States.

In 2003, Simmons retired as managing director and senior credit officer at Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking in Atlanta. A volunteer at Saint Joseph’s Hospital since 1983, he recently retired as chairman of the hospital board and now chairs the board of Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute. He also serves as a director of the Gwinnett Technical College Foundation and a member of the stewardship committee of Catholic Health East. Simmons regularly travels the country in support of Georgetown’s athletic teams. He has served on the board of regents and as president of the Georgetown Club of Georgia, and he received the William Gaston Alumni Award in 2005. The recipient of the 2005 Hoyas Unlimited Award for outstanding service to Georgetown Athletics, Simmons was an early supporter of the Multi-Sport Facility and co-chair of its fundraising committee. Together with his brothers Brad (B’74) and Brian (B’81), who also played football at Georgetown, Bruce established the Mary Jane and Winsor Simmons Athletic Scholarship for football student-athletes in the McDonough School of Business, in honor of his parents.

Additional Resources

Georgetown University Official Athletic Site

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