Gigi Edwards Bryant speaks with passion, vision and clarity. She believes that through faith, hope and forgiveness in our actions, we can learn and be inspired when an ordinary opportunity thrusts us into extraordinary events and experiences. Bryant started GMSA Management Services, an Austin-based business development consulting firm, in 1993 after a 20 year career in information systems within the State of Texas. The firm focuses on community outreach and involvement, employee engagement, within business development. Bryant serves her community through the organizations with a mission that address foster youth, education and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. She works with St. Edwards University New College, Austin Community Foundation, Assistance League of Austin, Mount Sinai Christian Academy, Salvation Army ARC and the Austin Community College Foundation. She’s served previously as chairman of the Texas School Safety Center, Vice Chair – Children’s Trust Fund of Texas and the policy coordinator for State Independent Living Council. Currently Bryant chairs the Department of Family and Protective Services Council (DFPS). She earned an undergraduate from St. Edward’s University in Austin, an MBA in global leadership from University of Texas at Dallas and is a 1992-1993 Graduate of Leadership Austin.