Bryan Harris

Part-time faculty, ADPR


Bryan joined Jackson Spalding, an Atlanta-based public relations and marketing agency, in 2006 and wears many hats within the agency. He leads their crisis/issues management practice as well as driving the agency’s work in the sports and higher education industries.

On the sports side, he has led work for clients like the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, College Football Hall of Fame, ESPN, SEC Network, Atlanta Sports Council, Mizuno, Parker Executive Search, Excel Sports Management and others. He has also helped manage media relations for marquee events like the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, 2018 MLS All Star Game, Super Bowl LIII and multiple PGA TOUR-sanctioned events.

As the son of an educator, Bryan takes particular pride in supporting higher education clients like the University of Mississippi, University of Georgia, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Oglethorpe University, WGU and Berry College.

He has played a leadership role in several of the firm’s leading corporate accounts, including Chick-fil-A, Cricket Wireless, Urban One, TK Elevators, Google, Interstate Batteries, Publix and others.

Bryan is a past chair of the Grady Society Alumni Board and now serves on the Grady College Board of Trust. He is a leader in the Atlanta sports community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Sports Council.

Bryan is also active in his hometown of Athens, where he serves on the boards of the Mercy Health Center and Extra Special People.


Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL
BSEd, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
MA, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Head shot of Bryan Harris, part-time faculty member at Grady College