Bruce Pasternack was born in Brooklyn, NY and has engineering and business degrees from The Cooper Union and the University of Pennsylvania. After graduate school, he worked for the General Electric Company and then moved to Washington D.C. to serve in the Executive Office of the President in the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and then was in charge of Energy Policy in what is now the Department of Energy. After leaving the Federal government, he was a Senior Vice President at the consulting firm of Booz, Allen and Hamilton for almost thirty years and managing partner in the San Francisco office. From 2005-2007, he was the President and CEO of Special Olympics, Inc., which was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and moved to Washington DC during that time.
Bruce has served on several corporate boards and is a Trustee at his alma mater, The Cooper Union. He has also served as a Trustee at Peninsula Temple Beth El, Special Olympics of Northern CA, and was President of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center when the new facility was conceived of and built in Foster City. He has co-authored two business books: The Centerless Corporation (1998, Simon And Schuster) and RESULTS (2005, Random House). He is married to Lynne Pasternack, has three grown children, one of whom leads the Charitable Foundation for the SF 49ers, three step-children, and has two grandchildren.