RECOGNIZING MR. BRUCE ROLAND ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CAO; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 156
(Extensions of Remarks - January 02, 2015)

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RECOGNIZING MR. BRUCE ROLAND ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE 
                           OFFICE OF THE CAO

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                        HON. GERALD E. CONNOLLY

                              of virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, January 2, 2015

  Mr. CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in 
recognizing Mr. Bruce Roland, of Clifton, Va., on the occasion of his 
retirement today, January 2, 2015, after more than 29 years of 
invaluable service to the United States House of Representatives.
   Mr. Roland began his career with the House in December 1985, after 
working six years in the private sector. He was hired by former Clerk 
of the House, Ben Guthrie, as a Service Coordinator for Property 
Supply. Mr. Roland was responsible for initiating service and delivery 
orders and managing event setups.
   He progressed to become the Assistant Purchasing Manager for the 
Operations Support Center, which offered an opportunity to learn new 
skills. Eventually, his tasks evolved into managing the budget and 
advocating for the financial needs of the Logistics & Support Office.
   During the span of his career, Mr. Roland worked for the Directors 
of Non-Legislative and Financial Services including General Leonard 
Wischart and Randall Medlock. When that position was renamed the Chief 
Administrative Officer, he worked under Scott Faulkner, Jeff Trandahl, 
Jay Eagen, Dan Beard, Dan Strodel and the current CAO, Ed Cassidy.
   For many years, he worked directly under Cosmo Quattrone and Tom Van 
Dyke in the Furnishings Department, lending his expertise in purchase 
orders, and acquiring items for the House. It soon became clear that he 
was proficient in budget and finance, so he took that task on full-
time. Eventually, he became the Budget Point of Contact for the 
Logistics & Support Department, working closely with Deputy CAO, Walt 
Edwards and Chief Logistics Officer, Jerry Bennett.
   Had Mr. Roland not worked for the House, he might have tried to 
become a professional golfer. He is an accomplished golfer and often 
played on teams fielded by the CAO for charity events. Mr. Roland says 
he now intends to enjoy a little more golf while balancing his 
responsibilities for his three children, his daughter, Antoinette, who 
is now in college, and twin boys, Robert and Anthony, following the 
passing of his wife, Marguerite, in 2013.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in thanking Mr. Bruce 
Roland for his distinguished service and tremendous contributions to 
the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Roland's duties, like those of 
all his colleagues within the CAO, are vital to helping make sure we 
are able to perform our duties as the elected representatives of our 
communities and the nation. I want to thank Mr. Roland for his 
commitment to public service, and I wish him and his family all the 
best as they begin this new chapter of their lives.

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