ADVERSITY OR OPPORTUNITY
Sep 03, 2019
(Evening Meeting) BRUCE STAHLMAN
ADVERSITY OR OPPORTUNITY

Bruce Stahlman has served since 2006 as Chief Financial Officer of Arc Thrift Stores, a Colorado not-for-profit corporation with 1,800 employees, 30 stores, 1.3 million sq. ft. of lease space and over $95 million of annual revenue.  He has 35 years’ experience in domestic and international corporate finance in the energy and telecommunications industries.  Stahlman earned a master’s degree in finance from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree in economics and management from Albion College.  He is a registered Certified Public Accountant.  Stahlman and his wife Kelly have one child Jay, a finance professional who lives with his wife Tsvety and their sons Theo and Max in Michigan.

Bruce was elected to Littleton City Council as an At Large representative in 2009 and 2013.  He served as Mayor Pro Tem 2011-2013.  Bruce’s principal focus on council was budget and financial issues such as:  Refinancing the funding mechanism that paid for the construction of three buildings, saving the city roughly $1 million; economic development including a marketing audit which led to Council support for a new city web site; the Denver Water contract renegotiation; financial and technical issues surrounding the Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant; negotiations concerning the Littleton Fire and Rescue intergovernmental agreement; serving on the Audit Committee; and economic analyses of sustainability initiatives.  After leaving City Council at the end of his term in 2015, Bruce was appointed to the Planning Commission where he continues to serve.

Bruce has been a member of the Rotary Club of Littleton since 2008.

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