Bruce A. Shear

Executive Vice Chairman

Bruce A. Shear

Bruce A. Shear joined Acadia in November 2011 and has served as the Company’s Executive Vice Chairman since that time. Prior to joining Acadia Healthcare in 2011, Mr. Shear served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Pioneer Behavioral Health since 1980. Mr. Shear was also Treasurer of Pioneer from September 1993 until February 1996. In addition, from 1976 to 1980, he served as Vice President, Financial Affairs of Pioneer Behavioral Health. Our Board believes Mr. Shear is qualified to serve as an Executive and a Director due to, among other things, his extensive knowledge of and experience in the healthcare industry. Mr. Shear served on both the Board of Governors of the Federation of American Health Systems for over fifteen years and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. Mr. Shear brings over thirty years of experience in behavioral health, adds strength to the Board and the Executive Team at Acadia.