Albert Bryan Jr. is the ninth elected governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

He has always exhibited a lifelong passion for politics and dedication to community service. His lengthy and successful career in both the private and public sectors includes positions of responsibility at HESS Oil Corporation, the V.I. Housing Authority, and Innovative Communications.

In 2007, Governor Bryan was appointed as the Commissioner of Labor by then Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. During his tenure, he implemented the Jobs for America’s Graduates Initiative for at-risk youth, secured $14 million in federal funding for training and improvement of services, and managed $150 million in federal unemployment benefits. He also served as Economic Development Authority Board chairman, ushering in new programs for economic growth.

Governor Bryan is a vigorous lobbyist for improving the quality of life in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2002, he co-founded Generation Now! Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission was educating the community about key political and social issues. Members of the organization have become leaders and ardent advocates in their communities for families, education, small business and more.

For his tireless efforts, Governor Bryan received the “Bill La Motta Community Service Award” for distinguished service from the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce and has been recognized by the Rotary Club of St. Croix as the “Person of the Year.” He was also awarded the University of the Virgin Islands Golden Key Honor Society Pillar Award for leading “Operation Rebuild USVI” in its effort to distribute recovery and relief supplies to thousands of residents following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

In November 2018 Albert Bryan Jr. and his running mate Tregenza A. Roach, Esq. won the Gubernatorial General Election and began what can inarguably be one of the most successful first terms in Virgin Islands history. The Bryan/Roach team has proven to be transparent, innovative, proactive and effective by setting an immediate course to deliver on its campaign promises. Bryan/Roach has repaid USVI government employees their 8% pay cut from 2011, administered over $204 million in long overdue tax refunds, and led the vigorous effort to save a historically failing retirement system, all while managing an unprecedented global pandemic and ensuring the prosperous rebound of the economy of Virgin Islands.

Governor Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wittenberg University in Ohio and earned a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of the Virgin Islands.