Bryan Long

Bryan is the founding executive director of Better Georgia, the state’s largest multi-issue progressive advocacy organization with a mission to lift progressive voices in Georgia higher than the conservative propaganda machine.

Bryan is a member of the 2017 class of the National Labor Leadership Initiative’s Southern Regional Program. He is a member of Leadership Atlanta’s class of 2012. He also serves on the national Board of Directors of ProgressNow and previously served on the Board of Directors for AID Atlanta, an organization that fights against the AIDS epidemic in metro Atlanta.

Bryan has been quoted in the New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal and local newspapers across the state of Georgia. He often appears on Atlanta market television including WSB-TV, 11Alive and CBS 46.

Before founding Better Georgia in November 2011, Bryan started his career as a journalist, followed by more than five years with the Atlanta-based communications firm Jackson Spalding. At Jackson Spalding, Bryan managed crisis communications, corporate communications and social media for some of Atlanta’s largest and most influential companies.

Previously, he worked as a reporter and editor with, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Bryan lives in Athens, Georgia, with his partner Alex. A native of Troy, Alabama, Bryan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama upon completion of a double-major curriculum in Journalism and American Studies.