Bryan M. Desloge earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University in 1983. He spent over 10 years with IBM in the Florida Panhandle working with public sector accounts in an administrative and marketing capacity. In 1992, he helped start and has served as president of Desloge Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment, a Tallahassee company that rapidly grew and expanded until it was ultimately included in the prestigious INC. 500 List, which recognizes the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States.
He participates in many professional and charitable organizations. He is the current President for the Florida Association of Counties Board; serves as a member of the National Association of Counties Board (NACo); Vice Chair of NACo Behavioral Health Subcommittee and serves as a member of the NACo Financial Services Corporation Advisory Committee. He also serves as a member of the Knight Creative Community Initiative; is a founding member and co-chair of the Village Square Organization; and also serves as a member of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Clinical Ethics Committee. He has served on the boards of the Florida State University, School of Business, Board of Governors; Jim Moran Institute; the Leon County Schools Foundation Board; as former board member and past chair of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce; the Leon County American Red Cross; the Senior Center Foundation; and many others. He served as chair of the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend as an appointee of the Governor of Florida. He is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee and Leadership Florida.
He was elected to a two-year term of office in 2006 as Leon County Commissioner for District IV and served as chair of the Leon County Commission in 2008. He has since been elected, unopposed to four-year terms in 2008 and 2012. He has served as a member of the Research and Development Authority at Innovation Park; Downtown Improvement Authority; the Tourist Development Counsel; the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center Authority, etc. He has also served as member and past chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA).
Commissioner Desloge is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of Leon High School. He and his wife, Beth, have four children: Elizabeth, Lina Marie, Marcella, and Patrick. He is especially proud that his wife’s family has lived in North Florida for nine generations, making the birth of his children the tenth generation in the family’s North Florida lineage. Outside of his professional and volunteer life, Commissioner Desloge stays active running, cycling, reading and traveling.