Ryan’s public relations experience reads like the collected lifetime goals of every PR professional. He’s planned and activated sponsorships for some of the world’s biggest spectacles, including the NCAA Final Four, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, and Lindsay Lohan. His relentless ambition is a perfect compliment to the faithful dedication with which he attacks every project. Of his own initiative, Ryan digested an 800-page manual of traffic signage standards and analyzed hundreds of thousands of rows of crash data—all in an effort to introduce one new traffic sign. Ryan’s influence can also be felt far outside the office. He has been a featured speaker and blogger for professional development events. He is known across college campuses as a mentor and resource for students looking to break into the industry. Ryan’s dedication and generosity have earned him awards like Charlotte PRSA Young Professional of the Year, and Plank Center Mentor Award.