Trustee Bruce Koellner is a lifelong resident of Copley Township and graduate of Copley High School. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science from Stark Technical College (now Stark State University), a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management from Franklin University, and a Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Additionally, he received the Executive Fire Officer designation from the National Fire Academy-U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Trustee Koellner served the Copley Fire Department as a firefighter/EMT, firefighter/Paramedic, and Lieutenant Fire/Medic for 34 years, retiring in 2017. During his tenure in the fire department, he was a charter member of both the Summit County Hazardous Materials Response Team and Summit County Technical Rescue Team, with over 30 years of service to both teams. He held leadership positions on both teams, as well as within the Copley Fire and Rescue Assn. and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3130.
In addition to his career in the fire service, he has been a Registered Investment Advisor and Copley business owner for over 29 years.
Bruce and his wife Janel, also a lifelong Copley resident, have been married 33+ years and are the parents of three grown children, and grandparents of three.