Robert “Bruce” Clayton

Retired Senior Vice President, Genuine Parts Company

Robert “Bruce” Clayton was born and raised in Sylva, North Carolina. He majored in Accounting at Western Carolina University in 1971. Served two years in the U.S.  Army including 15 months in Vietnam. He worked at Sears for 25 years holding important positions which included Internal Auditor, Audit Manager, Asst. Territory Payroll Manager, Territory Payroll Manger, National Payroll Manager, National Manager HR Administration/Payroll, National Manager of HR Administration and Benefits. Later he joined Genuine Parts Company (1996-2014) as Director of HR Administration, VP Administration and Risk Management, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Genuine Parts Company is a fortune 225 Company with operations in U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and China and has around 37,000 employees.

Robert “Bruce” Clyton has served on the boards of:  Center for Family Resources, Cobb Community Foundation, Junior Achievement, Year Up, YWCA(Domestic Violence). He has also served on many nonprofit Capital Campaign Fund Raising committees and has mentored young professionals and young people.

Mr. Clayton retired in September 2014.

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