Bryan joined Jackson Spalding in 2006 and has been a leader in the growth of our sports practice, which has included outreach for clients like the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, College Football Hall of Fame, ESPN/SEC Network, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Atlanta Sports Council, PrimeSport, University of Georgia, TRUE linkswear, and multiple PGA TOUR-sanctioned events.
When he’s not serving our sports clients, Bryan provides strategic support for some of our corporate accounts like Google and Chick-fil-A. He’s also a member of our crisis and speaker coaching teams.
Before joining our firm, Bryan was an account executive with a boutique agency, where he learned the ropes in media relations, special event planning, copywriting, photography, voice-over, design and overall communications management. Previously, he directed an adoption and family program for the University of Georgia’s Center for Continuing Education and the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Office of Adoptions.
Bryan attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., where he was a member of their nationally-ranked golf team before transferring to The University of Georgia. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Sports Studies with a minor in mass communications and a master’s from the Grady College with an emphasis in political communication. He is still involved at UGA, as an adjunct professor of sports communications in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and as chairman of the Alumni Board of the Grady College, where he recently helped launch their sports journalism initiative.
Bryan is active in the Athens community, where he serves on the board of the Mercy Health Center and in 2010 he was recognized as a “40 Under 40” honoree in the Athens Banner-Herald.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, and attending any sporting event that involves his beloved Georgia Bulldogs. Bryan and his wife Ashlea have their hands full with two young children, Hannon and Kyle Grace, as well as their Jack Russell Terrier, Bella. Ashlea says that Bryan knows a little about everything and she hopes he cashes in one day by betting it all in Final Jeopardy.