Bruce Pearson

Alumni of Distinction Award Winner
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Bruce Pearson
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Occupation: Retired President/Co-Founder, Pearson-Dunn Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Bruce Pearson is the co-Founder and retired former President of Pearson-Dunn Insurance and Financial Services Inc. Bruce has lived in Ancaster for his entire life and is committed to serving his community in many ways and by being a long-standing member of the community’s Rotary Club and Agricultural Society. He is an immediate Past-Chair and board member of the YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford and has served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Hamilton Police Services Board. Bruce is the Director of the North Waterloo Farm Mutual Insurance Company and currently serves as the Chair of the Governing Board of the Insurance Institute of Ontario. He is also the Chair of the Registered Insurance Institute of Ontario. In 2008, Bruce was named as one of the Mohawk College Incredible 40 at 40.

What would you tell yourself if you could go back to your first day of college?

Little did I know on that first day how life changing my time at Mohawk would be, because I had not enjoyed school until Mohawk. Was I in for a surprise! The course. The instructors. Wow what a great experience. So I would start with a more open mind.

What is one memory or piece of advice you have from your Mohawk days that has stuck with you?

The one memory is from one of our third year instructors. As we were finishing our time and looking forward to graduation, the quote was "always keep learning." Yes we then thought we were finished, but how right he was. I appreciated that then and now.