Bruce Bastian


Bruce Wayne Bastian is a computer programmer, businessman, philanthropist and social activist. He co-founded the WordPerfect Software Company with Dr. Alan Ashton in 1978 (originally known as Satellite Software International (SSI) and then changed to WordPerfect Corporation in 1982). Since the merger of WordPerfect and NOVELL in 1994, Mr. Bastian has become more involved in local and national service projects and has established his own charitable foundation, the B. W. Bastian Foundation.

Bastian assumes a national political voice as he works on the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.

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