Bruce Cox served on the Board of Directors of the Employees' Retirement Fund, City of Fort Worth from 1978 until 2008. He also is on the Board of Directors of the National Society of Institutional Investment Professionals and is a member of the Society of Pension Professionals.
Bruce served on the State Pension Review Board for six years and was on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Public Employees Retirement Systems for nine years. Bruce retired in 1993 from the position of battalion chief with the Fort Worth Fire Department after 35 years of service. He is currently president of the Retired Fort Worth Firefighters Association.