Louise Bryan, born in New Orleans, first arrived in Nashville as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University. Pursuing a career in finance, Louise worked in London, Charlotte, and Chicago, where she completed her MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In 2001, Louise and her husband John, a native of West Point, Mississippi, purchased Savannah Food Company, a Tennessee-based food manufacturer, and soon after made Belle Meade their home.
Louise is principal of Bryan Communications, working with nonprofits in marketing and communication strategy. She is also a writer for Belle Meade Living Magazine. Active in local organizations, Louise is Area Block Captain for Neighborhood Watch and currently serves on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Middle Tennessee Board, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Parent Advisory Board, and previously served on the Women’s Fund Board of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Leveraging her background in finance and marketing strategy, Louise would like to serve the community as Commissioner by helping to create a long term vision for Belle Meade, while remaining responsive to residents and their current needs. Louise believes strongly that local issues matter because neighborhoods, the foundation of our larger communities, should
be safe, beautiful and fiscally sound. Given the opportunity to serve, she will pursue areas of opportunity while ensuring that the long-term viability of the City’s budget remains stable.
Louise and John have three children and enjoy hiking the trails throughout the Warner Parks.