Bruce Haynes is a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of SVC Public Affairs. He also co-heads the Washington, D.C. office.
Prior to joining the firm, Bruce co-founded the communications firm Purple Strategies. His work has included leading efforts to successfully reposition companies and trade associations, and reputation management and crisis communications for leading brands in the telecommunications, energy, financial services and health care categories. Working in the public and political sectors, Bruce has advised large federal government agencies on public affairs campaigns, served as media consultant to the Republican National Committee’s 2008 US Presidential independent expenditure campaign.
Prior to Purple, he served as Chief-of-Staff to South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis and as staff counsel to two-term South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell. Bruce is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, a membership of Chief Communications Officers of Fortune 500 companies and the CEOs of the world’s largest public relations companies. He also serves on the Government Relations Committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA’s) and on the Department of Communications Advisory Council at the College of Charleston. He is also Vice Chairman of the President’s Advisory Council of Furman University.