Albert Bryan Jr.
Governor of US Virgin Islands
On January 7, 2019, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. was inaugurated as the 9th governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Gov. Bryan was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1968. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wittenberg University in Ohio. After graduation, he returned to the Virgin Islands and worked in positions at HESS, Innovative Communications, and the Virgin Islands Housing Authority. Gov. Bryan then earned an MBA from the University of the Virgin Islands.
In 2002, Gov. Bryan co-founded a non-profit with the mission of educating the public on political and social issues, as well as improving education and leadership in the community at-large. In 2007, Gov. Bryan was appointed as Commissioner of Labor by Governor de Jongh. He concurrently served as the Chairman of the Economic Development Authority Board and Chairman of the Government Development Bank.
Gov. Bryan has worked to stabilize the economy of the islands, create more sustainable jobs for Virgin Islanders, and close the preexisting pension funding gap. Another important piece of Gov. Bryan’s agenda is securing federal disaster relief funding in order to reinvigorate the tourism industry.
Gov. Bryan and his wife Yolanda have two daughters: Aliyah and Sumayah.