ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Bryan Stewart’s book Hope Blooms is a first-of-its kind, behind-the-scenes account of Rose Parade float participation that details Donate Life’s blueprint for inspiring millions to save lives as organ and tissue donors.

Between 2001 and 2015, Bryan made seminal and lasting contributions to advances in organ, eye and tissue donation and nationwide adoption of the Donate Life brand. As vice president of communications at OneLegacy, the nonprofit organ and tissue recovery organization serving the greater Los Angeles area, he served on the boards of Donate Life America, Donate Life California and Explore Transplant. He was a leader of ongoing major initiatives including the Donate Life Rose Parade Float campaign, Living Donation California, and the system for reporting data from state organ and tissue donor registries.

Bryan is vice president of partnerships and strategic branding at Premier Partnerships, a nationwide sponsorship sales and consulting firm. Throughout his 30-year marketing career, Bryan has served a wide range of nonprofit and for-profit organizations and initiatives.

Bryan has been interviewed by scores of national and regional news outlets, including CNN, CBS Early Show, History’s Modern Marvels, USA Today, and ESPN.com. As a graphic designer, Bryan has crafted dozens of identities and brand platforms extending across digital and traditional media.

Early in his career, Bryan’s first foray into writing led to a screenwriting credit on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Raised in Oklahoma and Northern California, Bryan has a BA in political science from UCLA, resides in Pasadena, and marvels at his daughter Sophia, an editor and writer graduating from UC Berkeley in 2020.