Ryan Bridges is a seasoned public relations and communications professional with more than 10 years of communications experience spanning the public and private sectors. Bridges recently re-joined Mario Morrow & Associates (MMA) where he serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO and Deputy CEO.
Prior to rejoining MMA, Bridges had the honor of serving as the City of Kalamazoo’s first ever public information officer. In that role he with tasked with helping to improve communications for both the city administration and the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (the largest public safety department in the nation).
Previously, Bridges worked as a communications strategist with East Lansing-based Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications where he provided corporate communications, marketing, media relations, and crisis communications services for clients in the cannabis, education, municipal government, and nonprofit sectors.
Before joining Byrum & Fisk, Bridges worked a senior associate at MMA, and held key communications posts throughout Wayne County and State government.
While at Wayne County, Bridges’ last title was senior communications manager for Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans where he served as spokesperson for the county executive, several county departments and the County Medical Examiner’s Office. He also served as a digital media coordinator for Wayne County and a communications specialist for the State of Michigan.
Bridges is also a Part 107 certified drone pilot, and co-owner of Michigan’s premier open-air photo booth, Shoot Your Shot Photo Station – A modern twist on the open-air photo booth concept.
Bridges holds a B.A. in Journalism from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. with concentrations in Marketing and Management from Wayne State University.