P.O. Box 1454  |  63 Puddle Lane-Strawbery Banke Museum  |  Portsmouth, NH 03802  |  Tel: 603.772.4488

About Us

Founded in 1997, Bruce Mast & Associates, Inc. is a human resource firm that focuses on Leadership and Organizational Development. BMA's extensive client base includes local, regional, national and international clients in the fields of manufacturing, healthcare, education, high tech, utilities, government and finance as well as several non-profit agencies. Our partners also work extensively with individual Executive Coaching, Career Coaching and Outplacement clients in these and other related fields.

Bruce Mast

Bruce Mast, President

Bruce brings expertise in Leadership and Organizational Development, Executive Coaching, Strategic Search and Staffing issues to the design and implementation of creative approaches and effective solutions to challenges facing employers and employees in today's organizational realities. He holds a Master's Degree in Peace Studies (Applied Ethics) from the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, a BA in Social Science, summa cum laude, from Bethel College, and has done Advanced Academic Studies in Counseling. Bruce is currently on the National Council and Co-chair of the Governance Committee of Strawbery Banke Museum and serves on the Board of RiverWoods at Exeter.


Phil Suter, Senior Associate

Phil Suter brings to BMA broad experience in the public, private, nonprofit and education sectors, most recently as principal consultant of The Rivertide Group LLC, focused on stakeholder oriented strategic planning. He has taught strategy and social responsibility at the University of New Hampshire and Antioch University New England. Phil spent a dozen years as a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State – in Belize, the Philippines, Washington (African peacekeeping operations and Israeli political-military affairs), and as Deputy Director of the National Visa Center in Portsmouth, NH. He has served as executive director and board member of many statewide nonprofits and managed service delivery partnerships in the high tech sector. Phil has a BA in Political Science from The Colorado College and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

John Slack

John F. Slack, Senior Associate

John Slack has over 25 years experience in creating and facilitating customized programs in the areas of project management and business analysis.  He is currently working with clients in the areas of project management and business analysis and serves as a Leadership Coach for BMA's Stepping Up To Leadership®. John has been a speaker at local, national, and international venues for organizations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and is an instructor in Project Management at Boston University.  He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and also holds a certification from PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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