2023 Distinguished Alumni

Mr. Bruce Smith ('87)

Bruce Smith

Mr. Bruce Smith


President & CEO, Safety Vision, LLP

Bruce Smith is the founder, President, and CEO of Safety Vision, LLC. In just 29 years under Smith's leadership, Safety Vision has grown to over 100+ employees with locations throughout the United States and headquartered in Houston, Texas. With revenues over $70 million per year to over 40 countries worldwide.

While attending Texas State, Smith was President of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He also held several offices in the Inter-Fraternity Council, Young Entrepreneurs Chapter, and Texas State Judicial Board. While in college, Bruce started his first business, El Dorado Restaurant and Bar, which he operated until he graduated.

In addition to Safety Vision, Bruce is one of the founders and shareholders of Global Filtration, Omni Logistics, The Jewelry Building, founder of three banks, commercial and residential real estate, and an investor in multiple private equity funds.

Bruce is a Young Presidents Organization (YPO) member, Advisory Board Member of the McCoy Business School at Texas State University, Texan Bank, Gulf Capital Bank, Prepare 4 Life, and KIPP Academy.