Dan O’Bryant, JD
Dan O’Bryant is an advocate in the battle against sex trafficking and other issues of exploitation. As a 2015-16 Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, he gave presentations and did research, returning as an Associate for the Fall 2016 term. He served as the Chairman of the Board of anti-trafficking NGO Shared Hope International from 2013 – 2016, and remains on the Board. SHI is an international leader in the fight to bring an end sex trafficking, particularly of children. In September of 2017, he joined the Board of Directors of NCOSE, to expand his work and influence in the field.
Holding a Juris Doctor degree from Drake University, he served as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the United States Air Force, serving as a prosecutor, as Area Defense Counsel, and as a Law Professor at the US Air Force Academy. In 2003-4 O’Bryant was a candidate for the US Senate from Colorado. Following the campaign, he served as one of three principals in the The Eickmann Group, a defense consulting firm for ten years.
His most recent speaking engagements included The Samaritan Women’s “Christian Abolitionists Symposium” at The Museum of the Bible and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s “End Exploitation Summit”, also in Washington, DC, both in 2018. His 2017 presentations included the NCOSE US Capitol Symposium: “The Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda; Policy Recommendations on Sex Trafficking, Sexual Violence, Child Exploitation & Pornography.” He was also the keynote speaker at the 2017 Harvard Intercollegiate Convention Against Modern Slavery.
O’Bryant lives in Colorado Springs with his wife of 43 years, Donna. They have three children, and eight grandchildren.