Hi, I’m Ryan Brannon, and I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself as Golden State Risk Management Authority’s newest Risk Control Advisor. Just like GSRMA, I’m from rural Glenn County, about 100 miles north of Sacramento. I graduated from Corning High School and went straight into the Marines where I did tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After my enlistment ended, I stayed in the Middle East working as a private contractor for another 6 years. Though I enjoyed my time spent over there, I knew it was time to come back and start a family so in 2016 I moved back stateside full time.

Back in Glenn County, I began furthering my education and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and subsequently completed the California Law Enforcement POST Academy. Upon achieving my POST certificate, I joined the Butte County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy, and spent 6 years patrolling the streets and doing my part to help keep Northern California safer. While I loved my time as a Deputy, the demanding hours and other risks associated were really taking a toll on my family, causing me to seek a different venture, and leading me to finding GSRMA!

I’m very excited to be joining the GSRMA Team. Currently I’ve been shadowing Mark, Steve, and Brian, GSRMA’s resident Risk Control Advisor’s. It’s been enjoyable seeing the different styles and deliveries they have in their work, and I look forward to developing and personalizing my own take on what it is to be a Risk Control Advisor. I can’t wait to get out on my own so I can assist our members with trainings, site inspections, safety compliance, and speaking with prospective members!