Bryan Day has been involved with state and local government for more than 35 years, and the wide array of positions he has held have allowed him to focus on building and strengthening communities. Day was appointed executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority in June 2014. Prior to assuming this position, Day spent 20 years working for the City of Little Rock, during which he served as the assistant city manager and director of Little Rock Parks and Recreation.
Day started his career in government in 1987 when he was hired by the Arkansas State Park system. As executive director at the port, Day works closely with industry located within the 4,000-acre industrial park and oversees the Port Authority Railroad, which is served daily by the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Railroads. Additionally, Day oversees the industrial and slackwater harbors.
He also serves as a member of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Transportation Advisory Council and is a board member on the Arkansas Oklahoma Port Operators Association, the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals Association and serves on the executive committee of the National Waterways Council. In 2017, Day was appointed as a charter member of the Arkansas State Parks and Recreation Foundation. Day received his undergraduate and master of public administration degrees from UA Little Rock.