January 8, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Raleigh – The Civitas Institute Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Donald Bryson as President to succeed current president Francis X. De Luca. Prior to joining Civitas, Bryson served as the North Carolina State Director of Americans for Prosperity (AFP).
Bryson will start on January 16, 2018, and will assume full responsibility after a transition period with De Luca, who said, “Donald has a great combination of policy, grassroots, and leadership experience which will prove valuable as he leads Civitas into the future. I look forward to seeing all the great things Civitas will do under his leadership.”
Bryson started with AFP in 2011 as a field coordinator, in charge of grassroots activities in the Raleigh-Durham area. In 2014 he was promoted to State Director where he worked to expand AFP as the state’s premiere grassroots organization and to promote a pro-growth economic climate in North Carolina. Bryson led the AFP chapter during several successful campaigns to expand conservative policies in the state, including three major state income tax cuts and the expansion of the Opportunity Scholarship program.
Before joining AFP, Bryson was Communications and Policy Specialist with Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina.
Bryson said, “I am honored to have this opportunity to lead Civitas. Civitas fills a unique role in North Carolina’s public policy sphere by bridging the gap between conservative grassroots issue education and public policy analysis. I look forward to this next chapter in my life, and look to continue the past successes of Civitas.”
Bryson’s opinion-editorials on several policy issues have been in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Charlotte Observer, and Investor’s Business Daily.
Bryson lives in Wake County with his wife and two young daughters.