Elitsa (Ellie) Bryant is BNI’s Lead Counsel. Ellie joined BNI in 2017 and has held several positions within the company. Prior to her work with BNI, Ellie spent time working in a number of law practices with diverse range of specializations – from business law and hedge funds to estate planning and family law. Ellie provides strategic guidance, consultation, and support to BNI’s Global Leadership Team with focus on brand protection, compliance, and risk mitigation. She also supports BNI’s National Directors worldwide in carrying out the mission of BNI.
Ellie earned her undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Florida, where she graduated at the top of her class and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Ellie has also attended a year at Harvard Law School as a Visiting Scholar and has completed the Harvard Business School Club of Charlotte’s Management Development Program. She recently became a Certified Franchise Executive through the International Franchise Association.