Briana Bryant

Communications Director

bbryant@southernresearch.org

Bryant oversees the organization’s internal and external communications strategy. She brings more than 10 years of strategic storytelling, internal communications, marketing and award-winning public relations experience with robust industry knowledge in higher education, diversity and belonging, research and economic development, tourism and small business. Prior to joining Southern Research, she led communications for the UAB Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where she managed internal and external commercialization storytelling for the technology transfer office.
She received a master’s degree in public administration and bachelor’s degree in communications from UAB. Bryant has served in local and national leadership roles on Public Relations Council of Alabama and Public Relations Student Society of America chapters. She now serves on the board of directors for Alabama Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and for PRSA’s Southeast District.
Bryant was named 2022 Women’s Empowerment Champion by the PR News Social Impact Awards and honored as a 2022 Rising Star Alumni by the UAB National Alumni Society.

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