Bruce Ferguson is Senior Vice President, Economic Empowerment & Racial Equity at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). He oversees ACLI's legislative and regulatory advocacy at all levels of state government, including organizations such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and associations of state legislatures and governors. A 30-year veteran of the ACLI, Ferguson works with a team of 11 state advocates with extensive experience in advocating ACLI's mission and policies in state capitols across the nation. He is also responsible for the ACLI's legislative and regulatory compliance services, a comprehensive clearinghouse of compliance-related legal, regulatory and administrative information in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Prior to joining ACLI, Ferguson worked in the energy and environmental law practice at Crowell & Moring law firm. He also served as Vice President of State Affairs for the Health Insurance Association of America. A prolific writer and speaker on state issues of importance to the life insurance industry, Ferguson is on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Insurance Regulation. A native Michigander, Ferguson received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan.