UNC Clean Tech Speaker
Ryan holds strategic and programmatic responsibility for the development of community-based initiatives and campaigns to advance the mission of the U.S. Green Building Council. He serves as chief community developer, by designing tools, cultivating partnership and directing annual campaigns for deployment by the USGBC community of members and volunteers globally. This position is highly focused on identifying and nurturing opportunities for engagement with emerging markets and front-line communities, while simultaneously supporting and growing relationships with partners, members, sponsors, volunteers, and allied organizations. Additionally, his work focuses on local green building market transformation and development in the South Atlantic region.
Previously, Ryan was responsible for launching USGBC’s education partner program, training USGBC Faculty and developing educational content. Ryan formerly worked at the Green Building Alliance of Pittsburgh and has worked on diverse green building projects – from Permacultural homesteads to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. As a volunteer, Ryan has served several nonprofit organizations, including USGBC at the local and national levels.
Ryan developed and taught sustainability and green building courses, and chaired a thesis committee, in the Master of Landscape Architecture program at Chatham University. He holds an M.S. in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs School. He is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from Drexel University.