Notable Alumni: Randy Bryant

President and CEO, Ten Chimneys Foundation

  • Category: Notable Alumni
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 15
  • Undergrad degree/university: BA Sociology & Anthropology; BS Labor and Industrial Relations - University of Wisconsin-Parkside

University of Wisconsin-Parkside – 1980

Before turning his talents to nonprofit leadership, Randy Bryant, president and chief executive officer of the Ten Chimneys Foundation, had a career in international business. 

Bryant’s business background has identified strategies to build audiences, increase tour traffic, and foster new audiences for Ten Chimneys. He created agricultural programming using the estate as a place of learning, growth and creativity. 

Ten Chimneys is a National Historic Landmark and resource for theater, historic preservation, arts and arts education in Genesee Depot. Bryant leads the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program. 

The program brings actors from across the country to participate in a week-long master class and retreat with a world-renowned master teacher. During his tenure, Bryant has brought renowned talents such as Alan Alda, Jason Alexander, Phylicia Rashad, Alfred Molina, David Hyde Pierce, and hundreds of other Broadway and regional theatre talent to Wisconsin through the Lunt-Fontanne Program. 

In addition to his leadership of Ten Chimneys Foundation, Bryant serves the arts and historical community through board and committee roles with organizations including the Milwaukee Art Museum and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

A 1980 graduate with a degree in labor relations, Bryant was recognized as a UW-Parkside distinguished alumnus in 2019.

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