Bryan Long returns to Jackson Spalding after 10 years of building Better Georgia, a nonprofit focused on advancing quality of life, economic justice, equality and government accountability in the state. He draws on that experience to advise our clients in the public sector and as a member of our Crisis and Issues Management team.
Before serving as the founder and executive director of Better Georgia, Bryan was a member of JS for more than five years. He transitioned into agency life after a journalism career that included reporting and editing for CNN.com, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
His relationship with the media doesn’t just include asking hard-hitting questions – he’s also answered them. Bryan has been quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post and in local newspapers across the state of Georgia. Bryan is a member of the National Labor Leadership Initiative’s Southern Regional Program class of 2017 and Leadership Atlanta’s class of 2012. He also served on the national Board of Directors of ProgressNow, as well as AID Atlanta.
Bryan lives in Athens, Georgia, with his partner Alex, where he is active with Rotary Club of Athens. He is pursuing his private pilot certificate and flies Cessna 172s out of Athens Ben Epps Airport. A native of Troy, Alabama, Bryan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama upon completion of a double-major curriculum in Journalism and American Studies.