Bryan J. Bucklew

President and CEO


Bryan has been leading the strategic direction and operations of GDAHA since 2005.  His expertise include creation and analysis of local, state and federal public policy, data analytics, strategic development, change management, and marketing and communications.

In addition to supporting our Board of Trustees, Bryan oversees our general operations and manages our staff.  With Bryan’s vision and strategic guidance, GDAHA has focused on delivering intensive data analytics on process and quality of care, creating strategic partnerships to develop innovative and commercially viable medical technologies and become a resource on local, state and federal legislative and regulatory initiatives.  In addition he has ensured that GDAHA has served as a community leader on disaster preparedness and the implementation of health information technology.

Under his leadership, GDAHA received the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility and was recognized as both the Non-Profit Organization of the Year and the Business of the Year by the Dayton Business Journal.  The paper has also identified Bryan as one of Dayton’s Most Influential Business Leaders.

Bryan began his career in 1992 serving as district director for United States Congressman Tony P. Hall, where he managed public policy in the areas of military, tax, healthcare and transportation.  In 1997 the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce asked him to serve as Vice President of Public Policy and Economic Development.  There he created, developed, and implemented the Chamber’s public policy for its 3,000 members including a strategic plan to revitalize the region’s transportation infrastructure.  During that time Bryan was recognized as a “Forty Under 40” award winner by the Dayton Business Journal.

Bryan was born and raised in the Dayton area, and attended Wright State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science.  He later earned his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Dayton.  He has served as Board Chair for the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, as a member of the Special Wish Advisory Board, and as Chair of the 2008 and 2009 Culture Works campaigns.  Bryan lives in Springboro with his wife (Karen) and their four children (Jenna, Meghan Sam & Zoey).