Bryan Thiriot was appointed Executive Director of the Five County Association of Governments on May 1, 2013, succeeding Kenneth L. Sizemore. At Ken’s encouragement, Bryan also joined St. George Rotary soon afterwards. Bryan has an Associate of Arts degree from Dixie State College; and, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (and a minor in Communications) from Weber State University where he served in student government during his senior year. Bryan continued his education at the University of Utah where he earned a Master’s of Public Administration graduate degree. His research project focused on the then-proposed annexation of Wendover, Utah into West Wendover, Nevada, a project he called “Line Dancing: Municipal Unification Across State Borders.” This research was presented to the Western Political Science Association in Oregon, and in Chicago, Illinois.
Professionally, Bryan has over 15 years of experience working in the congressional arena. He worked for Senators’ Orrin G. Hatch and Robert F. Bennett spending time on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., and in the Northern and Southern regions of Utah.
The oldest of six boys, born in St. George to the late Roger and Bonnie Thiriot, Bryan served an LDS mission in the Philippines then came home to find the love-of-his-life in Kathy Bischoff of Ogden, Utah. Together they have three children. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys hiking in any of Utah’s spectacular national parks and recreating with his family, including two boys and a girl. He loves adventures in the great outdoors but his favorite family activity is reading to his kids.
Bryan looks forward to serving his community - and the world - as a member of St. George Rotary Club.