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Mike Bruns, Board Chairman Emeritus

Mike Bruns

Mike Bruns retired in 2010 as founder and president of Comtrak Logistics, a national transportation and logistics company headquartered in Memphis. Mr. Bruns served twice as Youth Villages board chairman and was key in the organization's tremendous expansion of programs beyond the Mid-South and into New England, the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. Upon leaving the board in 2013, he was awarded the title Chairman Emeritus for his outstanding legacy of service. 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, and the Society of Entrepreneurs.

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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 more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. 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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