Steve Bryant – Partner

Steve Bryant is a founding partner of RunSwitch PR with more than fifteen years of experience managing public relations, crisis communications and issue advocacy campaigns for a wide variety of clients. He specializes in corporate communications and public affairs support for government regulated industries.

Steve has vast experience working with media, state government, the business community and the health care industry in Kentucky. He has been at the forefront of numerous state and federal PR campaigns, including efforts to defeat prescription requirements for cold medicines, promoting legal liability reform, advancing telecommunications infrastructure and promoting life science innovation.

He has put his skills to work for numerous Fortune 500 companies and national organizations such as Allstate, Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Boeing, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Honeywell, Pfizer, PhRMA, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) among others.

In 2010, Steve built his own public relations firm which he successfully grew and operated for several years before merging with his current partners to form RunSwitch PR. Prior to that, he helped another Kentucky PR firm grow from one office to a regional presence with offices in five states in just three short years.

Prior to moving to Kentucky, Steve worked with PR-giant Hill & Knowlton in Florida where he consulted on some of the state’s most high-profile issues including property insurance, nuclear power, affordable housing and real estate development. He advised one of the nation’s largest insurers after hurricanes ravaged the southeast from 2003 to 2005, coordinated a statewide advocacy campaign in support of nuclear power and provided crisis communications counsel to a major New Orleans-based university after Hurricane Katrina.

Education

Steve is a graduate of Florida State University.

Civic Involvement

Steve is currently involved with the 2017 Bingham Fellows class, is a 2015 graduate of the Leadership Louisville Program and a member of the 2015 Business First of Louisville 40 Under 40 class. He serves as Communications chair for the American Diabetes Association in Kentucky.

Experience

Founding Partner, RunSwitch PR (2012-Present)
Founding Partner, BK Public Affairs (2010-2012)
Senior Director, Peritus Public Relations (2007-2010)
Account Executive, Hill & Knowlton, Inc. (2004-2007)
Account Coordinator, Geiger & Associates Public Relations (2000-2004)

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