President, Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce
Bruce Hillegeist was born in Tomball Community Hospital to Arleah Bruce Hillegeist and the late Roy Hillegeist. A fifth generation Texan whose descendants immigrated to Texas through Indianola from the Black Forest region of Germany in 1842, Bruce is a lifetime resident of the Rose Hill and Tomball communities and is a lifelong member of Salem Lutheran Church. He is an alumnus of Tomball Lutheran School (’74), Tomball High School (’78) and Sam Houston State University (’82) and a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management, as well as Leadership North Houston. Bruce was named Tomball Citizen of the Year in 1994 and presided as president of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives in 2010. At this time, Bruce is a member of the Tomball Regional Medical Center board of directors and a board member of the Tomball Pregnancy Center. He is also a supporter of various other area civic and charity organizations in the greater Tomball community.