"We cannot effectively cut spending and reduce our national debt until we first fix our broken Washington, D.C. politics."
Bruce VonCannon grew up in Asheboro – his father, E. J. VonCannon worked as a U.S. Postal clerk before his untimely death in 1970 and his mother, Doris Hoffman Allred, worked as a human resources manager for 41 years for Eveready Battery Corporation.
He attended Asheboro public schools, played on the basketball team, and won the state tennis championship as a student at Asheboro High School. In 1972, he enrolled in Princeton University on a scholarship. After receiving his B.A. degree in 1976, he was awarded a fellowship to study Chinese at Nanyang University in Singapore – where he also taught English. Later, he earned a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and an M.B.A. Degree from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.
His first job was working for a footwear manufacturer/distributor in San Antonio, Texas. A little over a year later, he was invited (by the Chinese-Taipei Olympic Association) to become the National Tennis Coach of Taiwan’s Davis Cup Team. In Taiwan, he met his wife Sandra.
When he returned home, he began working with the old Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company as a bank trainee – which was the beginning of a career in finance that took him back to Taiwan then on to Singapore, Geneva, and Hong Kong. He retired after working as Chief Executive officer for the banking arm of the Edmond de Rothschild Group in Hong Kong and returned home.
He and Sandra, who teaches school, have now been married for thirty-two years and are blessed to have two fine children, Max and Tiffany.