Jerome Bryant serves as the Director (Acting) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this role, Mr. Bryant leads the development of partnerships between the public, faith and community-based organizations, emergency managers, and first responders to strengthen the resilience of our nation. This includes increasing faith-based and community engagement in support of the DHS Blue Campaign, the unified voice for the efforts of DHS to combat human trafficking.
At FEMA, Mr. Bryant has served as the Communications Advisor for Resilience, a major organization in FEMA; the Chair of the Communications Community of Practice for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), a component of Resilience; and as the Strategic Communications Branch Chief for FIMA. Mr. Bryant also served as the first elected Chair of the FEMA Veterans Advisory Council (VAC). The VAC is a FEMA Employee Resource Group serving more than 400 active members across the nation and representing more than 3000 veterans in the FEMA workforce.
Prior to coming to FEMA, Mr. Bryant served as the Marketing and Communications Director for a non-profit that provides assistance to disaster victims world-wide; the Chapter Treasurer for a non-profit that provides science, technology, engineering, and mathematics scholarships to college students; a Board Member of a non-profit that promotes U.S. Marine Corps spiritual fitness; and the Chapter President of a civic organization that serves the spiritual needs of the motorcycling community. Mr. Bryant also worked as a Corporate Business Development Manager for a Fortune 500 company. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he served as a CH-46E Helicopter Pilot and as a Public Affairs Officer. Mr. Bryant holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA, an MBA in Management from Regent University and is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Liberty University.