Bryan Harris

Part-time faculty, Advertising & Public Relations
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Office: Journalism building, room 215


Bryan Harris is the Founder and CEO of 25 Hits, a strategic communications consulting firm. He a 20+ year veteran in the communications field who has led complex and high-profile communications programs for industry-leading sports organizations, consumer brands, higher education institutions and public sector projects.

Prior to founding 25 Hits, he spent 17 years at Jackson Spalding, one of the nation’s leading marketing communications firms. In his time there, he led their sports and crisis practices, while serving as an advisor on many corporate accounts. He still serves as a strategic partner of the agency on key accounts where his relationships and expertise are needed.

Harris attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., where he was a member of their nationally-ranked golf team before transferring to The University of Georgia to finish school. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Sports Studies with a minor in mass communications and a master’s from UGA’s Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication with an emphasis in political communication.

Harris has served as an adjunct professor since 2012, teaching a class each fall on sports communications. He 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. He also serves on the Board of Extra Special People, which provides transformative experiences for people with disabilities and their families.

Harris and his wife, Ashlea, live in Athens, with their two children, Kyle Grace and Hannon.


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

Headshot of Bryan Harris
Office: Journalism building, room 215