Bryan & Jordan Consulting, LLC
I can't think of a stronger consulting team in the country.
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.
Management and Governance Issues
- Board development, board and staff relations
- Management assessments
- Staff management
- Succession planning, senior management searches and new CEO mentoring
- Building projects-planning and execution
- Capital campaign and fundraising plans
- Institutional partnerships and mergers
- Membership development
- Strategic planning
Scholarship and Interpretation
- Controversial issues and topics
- Educational and scholarly programs (including teacher seminars)
- Award submissions
- Government relations
- Media relations
- Overseas and domestic trips
- Website development
Fees available on request