I’m Bryan – Husband, Dad, Professor, Small Business Owner, Union Member, Coach, Volunteer

About Bryan Burkhardt:

Johnston Resident since 2005; Married to Betsy Burkhardt, JCSD Elementary Teacher; Father of two children in the JCSD


BS & MS, Computer Engineering – Iowa State University

Johnston HS


Professor & Chair, Des Moines Area Community College (Member of the DMACC Higher Education Association and the Iowa State Education Association)

Small Business Owner – CognitiveCooperative – Consulting, Forensics & Solution Development

Volunteer & Civic Activities (Current & Past):

Member, Past-President of the Congregation, Chair of the Board, Elder, Sunday School Teacher – West Des Moines Christian Church

Youth Soccer Coach, Johnston/Urbandale Soccer Club

Youth Basketball Coach, Johnston Community Education

Co-Coach, Odyssey of the Mind

Outreach Presenter, Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce

STEM Ambassador, DMACC

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity

Past-Member, DMARC Administrative Cabinet

Former President, Iowa State University Memorial Union Board of Directors