Bruce J. Moeller, PhD. currently serves as executive director for Safety & Emergency Services in Pinellas County, Florida. Prior to becoming executive director for Safety & Emergency Services, Moeller served as City Manager in Sunrise, Florida and retired from an exemplary fire service career where he served Chief of Department for several organizations, including Broward County, Florida.
Moeller is active in fire service and public management organizations, having served in committee and leadership roles for the International City County Management Association (ICMA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).
Dr. Moeller has an undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University and a Masters in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from Florida Atlantic University, a state university, where he remains teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in public administration, management, labor relations, and organizational theory. He is a frequent speaker and author in public administration and fire rescue fields, and has contributed to Disaster Management Handbook published in 2008 by Taylor & Francis and ICMA’s Managing Fire Rescue Services published in 2012.