The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is saddened by the passing of Douglas Bryant, III, JD, Board of Trustees Treasurer and Public Member.
Bryant was elected by the ACRP membership in 2014 to serve as the association’s first Public Member and was re-elected by the Association Board of Trustees (ABoT) for a second term in 2016. Bryant was subsequently elected by the ABoT to serve a one-year term as Treasurer, and was re-elected to that position earlier this month. He has also served on ACRP’s Governance and Finance committees during his tenure as an ABoT member.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of Douglas’ passing,” says Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director. “Douglas was personally dedicated to ACRP’s mission and brought a wealth of knowledge, experience, and talent to the Board of Trustees. He will be missed by many.”
Bryant is a Georgia native who attended Georgia Tech before completing his undergraduate studies at Columbus State University. He obtained a law degree from Texas Southern University School of Law and most recently practiced wealth management at the Cate Bryant House Group, where he concentrated in the areas of Trusts, Financial and Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Investment Consulting, and Philanthropic issues for affluent individuals, companies, and families. He is a faculty member at Troy University, teaching undergraduate business law and graduate employment law. Bryant is published in the Thomas M Cooley Law Review and a member of the board of directors for the Columbus Regional Healthcare System, as well as a board member for the Texas Southern University School of Law Alumni Board.
“Douglas was a tireless advocate for ACRP and had made a personal pledge to increase diversity in the clinical research field. He brought passion and commitment to the board,” says Steven Ziemba, PhD, CCRC, CPI, ABoT Chair. “We will greatly miss his contributions, personality, and spirit.”
Bryant is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Kayla.