Throughout his 30-year career in entertainment, sports, consumer products and organ donation, Bryan has served a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations and initiatives as an inspiring leader, renowned branding expert and program developer, and highly regarded speaker.
Between 2001 and 2015, Bryan made seminal and lasting contributions to advances in organ, eye and tissue donation, living donation, donor designation, and nationwide adoption of the Donate Life brand. As vice president of communications at OneLegacy, he was among the leaders of Donate Life America, Donate Life California and Explore Transplant while heading major initiatives including Donate Life Rose Parade Float campaign, Living Donation California and national donor designation data reporting.
His book Hope Blooms is a first-of-its kind, behind-the-scenes account of Rose Parade float participation that details Donate Life’s blueprint for inspiring millions to save lives as organ and tissue donors.
Bryan is a vice president of corporate partnerships at Premier Partnerships, the industry’s leading naming rights, sponsorship sales and consulting firm. His clients include The Greek Theatre, the Hollywood Bowl and the Santa Monica Pier.
Bryan has been interviewed by scores of national and regional news outlets, including CNN, CBS Early Show, History’s Modern Marvels, USA Today, and ESPN.com. Bryan is also a skilled graphic designer, creating dozens of identities and extending brand platforms across digital and traditional media, collateral materials, programs and initiatives.
Bryan’s first foray into writing was in his mid-20s, which led to a screenwriting credit on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Raised in Oklahoma and Northern California, Bryan has a BA in political science from UCLA, resides in Pasadena, and marvels at his daughter Sophia, an emerging writer and student at UC Berkeley.