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Mike Bruns, Board Chairman Emeritus

Mike Bruns

Mike Bruns, chairman emeritus of the Youth Villages Board of Directors, retired in 2010 as founder and president of Comtrak Logistics, a national transportation and logistics company headquartered in Memphis. Mr. Bruns' served as chairman of the Youth Villages board of directors from 1997-2001 and 2005-2013, a period of great growth and expansion for the nonprofit organization. During that period, Youth Villages expanded programs and services to three other states and doubled the number of children that it was able to help. As recognition of his dedication to the organization, Mr. Bruns was elected Youth Villages first-ever chairman emeritus in June, 2013.

Mr. Bruns has received numerous industry and community recognitions including Person of the Year by Transportation Club International, Most Outstanding Charitable Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Citizen of the Year by the Rotary Club, and most recently received the Intermodal Association of North America’s Silver Kingpin Award. Comtrak was named to the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies and Memphis Business Journal named Comtrak business of the year. 

Mr. Bruns serves on several boards including the University Of Memphis Board Of Visitors, University of Denver - Intermodal Transportation Institute, the Society of Entrepreneurs, the Church Health Center, and the Assisi Foundation.

Contact Information: Bruns Holdings, 8245 Tournament Drive Ste. 290, Memphis, TN 38125, Phone: (901)233-7801, email:

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Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from across the country. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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