Meet Our New Treasurer

Leukemia Texas recently announced our new Treasurer on the LTX Board of Directors – Travis Bryant. Travis was already an LTX board member, but he assumes the role from Lewis Ropp, who stepped down as a board member and Treasurer. Travis plays an important role in our organization’s leadership. We sat down with him recently to discuss all things LTX. Get to know Travis in this Q&A with him below.

Hi Travis! Tell us about yourself.

I’ve been married to my lovely wife, Stacey, for 29 years. We have two children:  Caleb (21) is a graduate of Texas A&M. Emma (21) is completing undergrad at Samford and will go on to PA school next. We have 1 dog – a Havanese. I enjoy running, reading, travel, and spending time with family. 

What brought you to Leukemia Texas and how did you get involved with the organization? 

My company, Cencora (formerly AmerisourceBergen) has been involved with Leukemia Texas for years. A few years ago, I had an opportunity to join a nonprofit and was matched to Leukemia Texas.

How long have you been involved with LTX and how many years have you been on the Board?  

I’ve attended the BeatLeukemia Ball for years – since the Anatole (in Dallas). I joined the Board right before COVID. 

You recently became the new board Treasurer. How did that role come about and what are your new responsibilities at LTX?

It’s a lot of responsibility to manage finance for a nonprofit. It was time for another to pick it up and that’s how I got involved. My background as a finance leader in a healthcare company along with my experience in accounting and IT help in this role. 

What’s your favorite LTX event? 

The Beat Leukemia Ball. I love the energy and passion for helping patients and their families. 

Do you have a special connection to leukemia in your own life or a patient story that has touched you in a special way?  

Not leukemia, but my mother died of pancreatic cancer at a young age. I want to be part of the fight against cancer and as part of my company, create healthier futures. 

What achievement are you most proud of at LTX? 

Withstanding the many challenging circumstances of COVID! We were not able to have events and fundraising was tough in those days. 

What is the biggest challenge you face at LTX?  

Building this organization to benefit more patients. There is so much need. We welcome volunteers and those that have a passion in helping patients. 

What inspires you and/or keeps you motivated regarding the work LTX does? 

I love the Buddy Bears and seeing how that small act can be so meaningful. The patients fighting this battle and how inspiring they can be. 

Where do you see LTX in 5-10 years? What’s your vision for the future of the organization?   

I see LTX reaching all of Texas, helping twice as many families and expanding our help with the science of treating leukemia.