Greensboro, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Carole W. Bruce has been listed in the "Most Influential People in the Triad" for 2015 by The Triad Business Journal. This is the 12th consecutive year the publication has recognized Bruce for her long history of leadership on behalf of Greensboro's business, health care and education sectors.
The Business Journal recognizes individuals in politics, education and business who have influenced the Triad community as well as the area's business sector. Bruce is among 94 people that were included in the "Most Influential People in the Triad" for 2015.
Bruce's inclusion within this distinguished group reflects her substantial involvement in efforts to enhance Greensboro's business climate and economic vitality. She holds leadership positions with the planned Union Square Campus, the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation, the Greensboro Police Foundation and the First Tee of the Triad, among others, and in 2014 rejoined the board of Cone Health and Well-Spring. In addition, she serves as a director and officer of The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation and The Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family Foundation. Bruce is also a former trustee for Guilford College and former Chair of the Board of the Greensboro Partnership.
Bruce earned her bachelor's and MBA degrees from Auburn University and J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. She has practiced law for 35 years, and has helped build the firm's formidable legal practice relating to individual income tax, estate administration and other tax planning matters. In 2009, she received the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award and in 2014, she was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina Business Leader Hall of Fame. She has also been listed for eight consecutive years (2009 – 2016) as one of The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.) for her Trusts and Estates practice.
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