As the eldest of four siblings, a sense of leadership and responsibility was instilled into James Michael Bryant from an early age. It was these traits that brought him from a very humble beginning, growing up in a low-income rural farmhouse in Tennessee, to now pursuing a Master in Business Administration from Mississippi State University.
A vital part of that journey was when Mike enlisted in the U.S. military because of the happenings of September 11, 2001. Those attacks on this country brought out an overwhelming sense of responsibility in Mike to indemnify this nation in any way possible, thus setting him on a path to transition from a common civilian to a warrior in the United States Marine Corps. During his time in the Corps, Mike was given the opportunity to serve overseas with an infantry unit out of Memphis, Tennessee, which had large amounts of success in dealing with the Iraqi people.
Back at home, Mike continued this success in earning a Bachelor’s degree in risk management and insurance to aid him in better understanding the health care process. After completing his MBA, Mike hopes to continue his journey and uphold his responsibilities and one day help decrease unnecessary testing and utilize tort reform as tools to mitigate the rising cost of health care, specifically for those citizens who are in the most need and who are the most deserving of proper health care – our returning veterans.