Brad Bryant serves as Vice President, REACH Georgia, a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program administered by the Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA). Prior to coming to GSFA, Bryant served as General Counsel and Executive Director of the Georgia Foundation for Public Education.
Bryant’s experience in school board governance spans over 25 years. Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Bryant to the Georgia Board of Education in 2003 and he served in that role until Governor Perdue appointed him to fill the unexpired term of State School Superintendent Kathy Cox. He served on the DeKalb County School System Board of Education for 12 years, including seven years as chair. Bryant has been an active member of the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) and the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and served as president of both organizations. He continues to serve as a NASBE mentor for new state board members. In 2017 Bryant was recognized nationally by NASBE its Distinguished Service Award.
Bryant is a graduate of Presbyterian College, University of Georgia and Mercer Law School. He clerked for Judge Wilbur D. Owens, U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. He currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian College, the Georgia Supreme Court’s Justice for Children Committee, Voices for Georgia’s Children and the State Bar of Georgia. He has served as a member of Georgia’s Education Reform Commission and Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.
Bryant is married to Kay, a special education paraprofessional in DeKalb County. They live in Atlanta and have two grown children and two grandchildren.