Dr. Elaine Grant-Bryan is Jamaica’s newly appointed honorary consul to Atlanta.
Bryan, who was appointed Oct. 11 by Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith, said she is excited by the possibilities she will have to unite the Jamaican community at home and in Georgia.
"I want to bring the community together," she said. "I want to bring Jamaicans who doing great things within the Jamaican community and the broader community together. That's will be main mission."
Grant-Bryan is a former DeKalb Schools’ guidance counselor, owner of Sandy Springs-based Elaine Bryan Realty, and founder of Elaine Bryan Foundation, which is a Microsoft Education Partner.
As honorary consul, Grant-Bryan will provide consular services to Jamaicans and persons wishing to visit Jamaica. She will also promote the development of social, cultural and commercial relationships between Jamaica and Atlanta.
On Nov. 15, she is hosting a Meet and Greet at the consulate with Smith, Jamaica's Minister of State Pearnel Charles Jr., and others.
An alum of Northwestern University, the University of West Georgia, Argosy University and Leadership Sandy Springs Alumna, Bryan, has appeared as an expert broker on HGTV’s “What You Get for the Money,” and on the Fine Living Channels. She also the author of the “Financial Freedom Columns.”
Her many awards include the Atlanta Mayor’s Phoenix award, the U.S. Postal Service “Women Putting Their Stamp on Atlanta Diversity Champion” and the Judge Glenda Hatchett “Inspiring Excellence Education Mentoring” award, the Georgia School Counselors Association Counselor of the Year, and Turner Broadcasting System's Education Awards, and the Jamaica Gleaner’s “Phenomenal Woman” Award. In 2017, she was inducted in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta.
She and her husband, Gregory Scott Vernon Bryan, work together on global projects for the Elaine Bryan Foundation.
The Honorary Consulate for Jamaica is located at 4651 Roswell Road N.E., Suite B-101, in Sandy Springs.