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Bruce Boucher

Title: Chief Human Resources Officer

Company: Extra Space Storage

Location: Salt Lake City

Huntsman School Boards:

Management Information Systems Advisory Board

Educational Background:

B.S. International Relations (Business, Spanish and Political Science emphasizes), Brigham Young University
M.S. Human Resources, Utah State University

Huntsman School Interactions:

MSHR/SHRM Executive Lecture, April 10, 2012


Bruce Boucher is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Salt Lake-based company; Extra Space Storage (NYSE-EXR).   In 12 years with Extra Space, he has overseen the company’s total HR needs through periods of extended growth (from 38 properties and 125 employees to nearly 900 properties and 2600 employees), several major acquisitions, and a public offering. 

Prior to working with Extra Space, Bruce was a Human Resources Director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and worked in the largest Church Departments including Audiovisual, LDS Family Services, and Family History.   He also worked in hotel and restaurant management as he was finishing his schooling and immediately following graduation.

Bruce received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations (Business, Spanish and Political Science emphasized) from Brigham Young University and is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Human Resources at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.   Bruce is on the Board of Directors for two non-profit entities and has worked for the last three decades as a volunteer youth leader in his community.  He is SPHR certified, a certified trainer, and is bi-lingual.

Bruce is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and is married to Becky Burton.  Bruce and Becky are the proud parents of 4 children and they reside in Salt Lake City, Utah.