president - travel group
If you had been flying on Eastern Airlines in 1972, you may have been served coffee by our own Bruce Noonan. It was an interesting beginning to a renowned career in the travel industry. After a short layover Bruce went from Eastern's air force to its sales force, and by 1980 Bruce had been promoted to Director of International Advertising. In 1983 he joined The Hertz Corp. as Regional Marketing VP.
Bruce then switched to the agency side of the business, forming Schwartz & Noonan and guiding the advertising of the Caribbean island of Grenada and the planned north Florida community of Seaside. He joined Ryder & Schild Advertising in 1991, which merged with BSG in 1998. Today he's our resident travel guru, managing the Hertz and Ocean Club Resorts accounts.
If Bruce's mellifluous tones sound vaguely familiar, it's probably because you lived in Hartford, Conn., around 1966 -- when, in high school, Bruce won a contest and was a radio disk jockey for two years. Today he only takes client requests.