Board of Directors
Chief Global Business Development Officer
Tim Ryan passionately served the working families in Northeast Ohio’s 13th Congressional District in the United States Congress for 20 years. Through his work on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which controls the expenditure of money by the federal government, he brought back over $1 billion dollars to help transform the economic and cultural landscape of Northeast Ohio. He is largely credited with leading the economic transformation of Northeast Ohio after years of disinvestment and neglect.
Under Congressman Ryan’s tenure, Northeast Ohio has gained two natural gas power plants, Fox Conn’s North American Electric Vehicle Hub, an Ultima Battery Plant, a major HomeGoods distribution center, Ohio’s only energy incubator, the globally recognized Youngstown Business Incubator, and America Makes, a federally funded, thriving, public-private partnership developing technology around 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
Ryan has been ahead of his time in promoting critical health and wellness initiatives, reforming food and agriculture systems, and highlighting alternatives to heal troubled veterans. He is the author of a book on the power of mindfulness, Healing America: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Recapture the American Spirit, and a book on reforming the broken food systems, The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the American Family Farm.
Ryan began his career in politics as a congressional aide with Ohio Congressman Jim Traficant in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1997. Ryan holds a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. His focus today is advocating for the natural gas industry and its building and construction union workforce, reindustrializing the United States’ manufacturing base, helping develop defense technologies to keep America strong, and promoting alternative approaches to dealing with trauma in society writ large.
Ryan lives in Ohio with his wife, Andrea, his children, Mason, Bella, and Brady, and the family’s two dogs, Bear and Buckeye. He spends his leisure time coaching his sons’ sports, practicing hot yoga, hunting, and playing golf.