Effective January 1, 2018, Ryan will be the President and Chief Executive Officer of Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and leads the organization in addressing current and future workforce challenges.
Prior to joining CSW he served as Dean of Business and Applied Technology at Everett Community College in Washington State. At Everett he built successful award winning programs recognized by the National Council of Workforce Educators (NCWE), Computer Information Technology Association (COMTIA), and the Washington Student Achievement Council.
Additionally, Ryan brings private sector, non-profit, and military leadership experience. He has extensive expertise in healthcare, information technology, energy, advanced manufacturing, and aviation sectors. He has led federal grants from the Departments of Commerce, Education, Energy, and Transportation as well as major grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, College Spark, and the Wal-Mart Foundation. Get to know Ryan in his own words here.
Ryan is a recognized expert in workforce policy and practice, building stacked and latticed credentials in higher education systems, and creating partnerships between employers, educational institutions, and the public workforce systems. He has also worked on projects developing data driven systems for quality career pathways, leveraging improved regional labor market data, and developing skills standards for new and evolving occupations. His research interests include how increasing automation and artificial intelligence will impact the future workforce and creating regional strategies to create opportunities for underserved communities.
Ryan previously served as the Chair of the Washington Workforce Education Council and the Vice-Chair of Workforce Snohomish. Additionally, he has served on advisory boards for the Women’s Funding Alliance, Hopeworks social enterprises, Grays Harbor Innovation Partnership Zone, and the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy.
Ryan is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.