J. Bruce Mackey
Sport(s): Baseball, Football
Bruce Mackey earned three varsity letters each in baseball and football while at DePauw. As a senior he was named DePauw's Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year. He earned first team all-Indiana Collegiate Conference honors three times as a pitcher and was the runner-up for the Most Valuable Player Award as a junior. He was DePauw's baseball MVP his junior and senior seasons. In football, he quarterbacked the team to a pair of wins over Wabash and led the Tigers in passing, total offense and scoring his junior and senior years. He was also the leading punter for three seasons. Upon graduation he attended graduate school and served as an assistant football coach at DePauw before being drafted into the Army. Mackey served as a platoon leader of an infantry medical platoon in Vietnam and received a Combat Medical Badge and Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in ground operation against hostile forces. After leaving the Army with the rank of captain, Mackey worked in the investment field for a year prior to working for Envelopes Unlimited, a company he became the president of just one year later in 1972. In 1976 he became the chairman of the board for the company that, in 1993, has 300 employees and $27,000,000 in annual sales and is among the 200 largest printers in the country. His business was honored in 1992 and 1993 as one of the best managed companies in North America by the National Association of Printers and Lithographers. Mackey is involved in community service and has served on three other boards.