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Richfield Living Honors Long-Time Board Director, W. Stewart Bruce, Jr.

Expressing Gratitude For Board Director, W. Stewart Bruce, Jr.

On Tuesday, January 23, Richfield Living hosted its Board of Directors, Executive Team and honored guests for a celebration to express gratitude for their dedication and leadership.

As part of the evening, Richfield Living surprised W. Stewart Bruce, Jr., a long-time member of the community’s Board of Directors and past Chair, with a portrait of him that will hang in the Richfield Recovery & Care Center legacy hallway.

Stewart is a graduate of the University of Georgia and he also completed an Executive Program for Business Professionals at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He joined the Richfield Living Board of Directors on April 1, 1992 and has served in several different capacities, including the role of Chair of the Board, during his tenure.

“I am so thankful for the opportunity to have worked with the team at Richfield over the past 25-plus years! The journey has and continues to be a growing experience for me, and I am looking forward to what the future holds for Richfield,” said Bruce. “Side by side we will achieve our goals and ensure all our residents and employees reach their full potential,” said Bruce.

After the unveiling of the portrait and standing ovation, Stewart addressed the attendees saying, “The individuals I have come to know and work with on the current Richfield Board, Executive Board, leadership and management teams, staff and residents have been a blessing over the years. Each of you have helped me grow intellectually and together we are making a difference every day and enriching the lives of those in our community.”

George Child, President and CEO of Richfield Living and Melinda Payne, current Chair of the Board, pose with W. Stewart Bruce, Jr., Board Director, after Stewart’s portrait is unveiled at the appreciation celebration on Tuesday, January 23, at Richfield Living.

Mary Lou Bruce poses with her husband, W. Stewart Bruce, Jr. and his new portrait. The painting will be hung in the Richfield Recovery & Care Center’s legacy hallway, alongside the portraits of previous Board Chairs, and the community’s founder, Ms. Jane Morgan Harris.