Remembering Gov. Bruce Sundlun

My friend Bruce Sundlun (left with me) would have celebrated his 100th birthday recently.

We first met when I interviewed for a job on his (unsuccessful) campaign in 1988. He noted my nearly complete lack of political experience and subjected me to a characteristic grilling for about 20 minutes. I held my ground throughout before he abruptly ended the interview by saying “Well, you were in the Marines. Start Monday.”

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t think about the lessons in life, business or leadership that I learned from the Governor and how blessed I was to serve with him. 

To honor his memory I am revisiting a short piece I wrote a while back about his remarkable record as Governor in only four short years. I also had a chance to share some observations about how the Governor became who he was in one the state’s leading political reports. I encourage you to take a minute to check these out.

Providence Journal

Nesi Notes