William R. Gruver

William R. Gruver was appointed to the Geisinger Health Board of Directors in June 2005. Professor Gruver is Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee and serves on the Geisinger Family and Finance committees of the board.  

He received his AB (with distinction) from Dartmouth College in 1966 and his MBA from Columbia University in 1968. He served as an officer in the nuclear submarine force of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War where he was awarded a Commanding Officer’s Letter of Recognition for Extraordinary Achievement, the Polaris Patrol Pin and the Meritorious Unit Commendation, as well as his submarine qualification “dolphins” and national defense medal.

After leaving the Navy, he joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. and 20 years later retired as a general partner and chief administrative officer of the firm's largest division (equities). He now holds the Howard I. Scott Chair in Global Commerce, Strategy and Leadership at Bucknell University. He has received the Lindback Award as the most distinguished teacher and the ECAC Award for his contributions to inter-collegiate athletics at Bucknell. His thinking and writing has been widely published in journals such as the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the New Republic, Finanz und Wirtschaft, Public Radio International, as well as several academic journals.

Professor Gruver is also a national arbitrator of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. His past responsibilities include board service on several private and publicly held corporations in the USA, Europe and Asia, former chairman of the board of trustees of the Woodbridge (N.J.) Developmental Center, an adviser to Cornell University’s Park Leadership Program and chair of the finance and later the audit committee of the Board of Trustees of Berea College. Professor Gruver served three terms as mayor of Eagles Mere, PA, from 1994 to 2005. 

Professor Gruver and his wife Joan split their time between Florida, Pennsylvania and Switzerland.
William Gruver