Bryan & Jordan Consulting, LLC

1802 Bayberry Court, Suite 401
Richmond, Virginia 23226

(804) 285-7700 ext. 2112
(804) 285-2563 (fax)




Bryan & Jordan Consulting, LLC

Mad Men!
I can't think of a stronger consulting team in the country.
-David McCullough

Bry­an & Jordan Con­sult­ing, LLC helps or­gan­iz­a­tions be­come more ef­fi­cient, sus­tain­able, and rel­ev­ant. Since its found­ing in 2009, the firm has served over fif­ty cli­ents na­tion­wide, of­fer­ing a range of ser­vices to mu­seums, his­tor­ic sites, cul­tur­al in­sti­tu­tions, her­it­age and pre­ser­va­tion or­gan­iz­a­tions, and to the fields of sec­ond­ary and high­er edu­ca­tion.

Dr. Charles Bry­an (above right) is pres­id­ent and CEO emer­it­us of the Vir­gin­ia His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety and Dr. Dan Jordan is pres­id­ent emer­it­us of the Thomas Jef­fer­son Found­a­tion which owns and op­er­ates Monti­cello. Dur­ing their com­bined ca­reers of nearly six dec­ades, Drs. Bry­an and Jordan dir­ec­ted cam­paigns that res­ul­ted in more than $300 mil­lion in gifts, and over­saw sev­en large con­struc­tion projects and nu­mer­ous edu­ca­tion­al and schol­arly pro­grams. Through their ex­per­i­ence, both are ex­perts in the day-to-day op­er­a­tion of non­profit or­gan­iz­a­tions, large and small, and have worked ef­fect­ively in build­ing and work­ing with their boards. They are trained schol­ars, pub­lished his­tor­i­ans, and have taught on the uni­versity level. Drs. Bry­an and Jordan are re­cog­nized as na­tion­al lead­ers in the fields of his­tory mu­seums and his­tor­ic pre­ser­va­tion. Among their lead­er­ship po­s­i­tions, Dr. Bry­an served as Pres­id­ent of the Amer­ic­an As­so­ci­ation for State and Loc­al His­tory, and Dr. Jordan was Vice Chair­man of the Na­tion­al Trust for His­tor­ic Pre­ser­va­tion.

Bryan & Jordan Consulting includes three Senior Associates. They are Mr. David Crosson, who recently retired as the executive director of the California Historical Society; Dr. Brent D. Glass, Director emeritus of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; and the newest member, Neil Horstman, who recently retired as the President of the White House Historical Association.

Mr. Crosson brings more than thirty years of experience with museums and historical organizations across the country to the firm. He is former president of the American Association for State and Local History. Dr. Glass is a recognized leader in the museum profession worldwide and has extensive experience in working with governmental agencies from large to small. Neil has provided transformative leadership to the WHHA for nearly 20 years and has also had a distinguished career in historic preservation, serving as Resident Director of Mount Vernon and Executive Director of Historic Savannah Foundation, Historic Kansas City Foundation, and Preservation Alliance of Louisville, Kentucky. All three bring valuable added dimensions to the firm.

Bryan & Jordan Consulting's Project Manager is Meredith Handakas. Mrs. Handakas has over 25 years of business experience that includes strategic planning, transition planning, grant program administration, grant writing, executive searches, recruiting, fundraising, program management, SWOT analysis, case statements, and writing. She has been associated with Bryan & Jordan Consulting for nearly three years.

Services Provided

Management and Governance Issues

Strategic Issues

Scholarship and Interpretation


Fees available on request