Bruce R. James

President and CEO, Nevada New-Tech, Inc.


"The Davidson's have created a tremendous resource, not just for the youngsters attending the Academy, but for our entire nation."
- Bruce James, Davidson Academy Board Member

Nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Bruce James served as the 24th Public Printer of the United States and CEO of the United States Government Printing Office (GPO) from 2002 to 2007. In 2006, he was named Federal civilian executive of the year in recognition of the transformation of the Government Printing Office from a traditional heavy-metal printing operation into a multidimensional digital information organization serving the three branches of government.

Additionally in Washington, he served as a member of the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board and as chairman of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine. He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Comptroller General’s Advisory Board.

Mr James graduated from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1964. He has served as a member of RIT’s board of trustees since 1994 and is now chairman-emeritus. He received the University’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1996, was the commencement speaker in 1998 and was elected chairman of the board of trustees in 2002. In 2005, RIT created the Bruce R. James Distinguished Public Service Award which annually recognizes a student for exemplary public service.

During a business career spanning more than 30 years in San Francisco, he founded and led 13 technology-driven printing and publishing organizations operating throughout the world. In addition to numerous business boards, Mr James has served on and chaired more than 20 governmental, charitable and educational boards, commissions and task forces. For his contributions to his home state, the Nevada System of Higher Education awarded him an honorary degree and in 2013 gave him its highest honor, naming him a Distinguished Nevadan. Mr James, who has served as a member of Davidson Academy's governing board since its inception, was reappointed to the board by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in 2015.