Civil Rights Division Director
Michael D. Bryant serves as director of the Civil Rights Division.
Bryant began working with the Department of Family and Protective Services as a procurement and contracts attorney and served as the agency’s Historically Underutilized business coordinator. While working at the Office of Governor Rick Perry, he served as counsel to the Trusteed Programs within the Office, including the Economic Development & Tourism Division, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, Texas Music Office, and the Texas Film Commission. At TxDOT, Bryant has worked on a variety of matters related to the Civil Rights Division, HUB and DBE issues, comprehensive development agreements, intellectual property, and the agency’s information technology outsourcing with NTT Data.
Bryant is originally from Washington, D.C., and moved to Austin with his family in 1978. He is an alumnus of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School, Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and the University of Texas School of Law.