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David G. Bronner

The following biographical sketch was compiled at the time of induction into the Academy in 1993 and was updated in October 2002.


David George Bronner was born in Cresco, Iowa, on January 22, 1945, the son of George David and Marge Bronner.  He received his elementary and high school education in Austin, Minnesota. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Mankato State University, now Minnesota State University, in Mankato, Minnesota.  During the years 1967 to 1969 David Bronner was an instructor in the School of Business and Finance at Mankato State University.

Desiring to obtain additional education, he entered the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, where he earned a law degree in 1971 and a Ph.D. in 1972.  After teaching in various graduate schools of Education and Business, he was appointed as Assistant Dean of the Law School at the University of Alabama in 1972-73.

In 1973, Dr. Bronner was invited to accept the CEO position with the Retirement Systems of Alabama where today he is Chief Executive Officer. It is his responsibility to invest the funds of that organization. Under his direction, these funds have increased from over $500 million to over 25 billion dollars, making the RSA the largest financial organization in Alabama. Dr. Bronner's expertise in the field of finance is recognized throughout America.

Most recently Dr. Bronner has been featured in the following business periodicals, Institutional Investor, The Money Manager, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes Magazine, and Pension and Investment Age.

Some of the Retirement Systems of Alabama funds have been employed in areas that would reflect favorably on the economy of the state as well as establish resort attractions to entice out-of-state people to visit and spend in Alabama.

Although Dr. Bronner's schedule is quite heavy, he has not hesitated to accept requests for speaking engagements, to write articles for papers and magazines within Alabama, and to tell the good and the bad that exists in our front and back yards.

David Bronner is married to the former Mary Lynn Marmann and is the father of three children.

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