Personnel note: Philip Bryan departing Pro Tem’s office for private sector opportunities

Philip Bryan
Philip Bryan [Photo via Facebook]

Alabama State Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh‘s longtime Chief of Staff, Philip Bryan, announced on Wednesday he will be leaving his post on August 31 to pursue private sector opportunities. Bryan has served as Chief of Staff since 2011.

“Working under President Pro Tem Marsh and interacting with the members of the Alabama State Senate on a daily basis has been a highpoint of my career, and I will always value the experience, memories, and friendships that resulted from my service,” Bryan said. “I leave the Pro Tem’s office with pride in the job we have done and deep appreciation for the opportunity that Sen. Marsh provided me.”

Marsh thanked Bryan for his service to the State Senate and wished him well in his future employment.

“Philip has been an outstanding chief of staff and developed good and trusting relationships with senators on both sides of the aisle,” Marsh said.  “His service helped us make Alabama an even better place to live, work, and raise children.  While we will greatly miss his counsel, I know that he will bring enormous value to any position that he holds in the future.”

Bryan’s first began his political career as communications director at the Alabama Republican Party. He worked there for nearly four years before jumping over to the State Senate after helping the Republican Party capture the majorities in the Alabama House and Senate for the first time in 136 years back in 2010.

He is a 1999 graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Communications, and is is married to the former Brittany Woodham of Montgomery, Ala. They have one son.