Elected 1996; Life Trustee 2008
Mr. Brue received a J.D. from Washington University in 1970. He is chair of Franklin Foods (dairy manufacturing), vice chair of Green Mountain Power (integrated electric utility), and a board member of Northern New England Energy Corp. (holding company for gas and electric utilities) and New World Angels, a Florida- based angel investment group. In 1983, he founded Bruegger's Bagels, which he grew to a chain of 300 bagel-themed, fast-casual restaurants. His civic involvement includes serving as chair of Vermont Public Radio, Vermont Governor's Councils of Economic Advisers, and of Environmental Advisors and chairing the Board of Trustees at Grinnell College, and serving as a member of the National Council of Washington University School of Law.