This isn’t a PR firm. This is results.
Since 2000, Ryan has worked to increase brand awareness, create full-scale public relations/marketing campaigns, and architect crisis and emergency communications plans. He has provided media training and coaching for corporate executives, public relations firms, police officers and non-profit groups. He’s built the best teams for the best organizations. And Ryan gets results.
Social Marketing is not Social Media.
Ryan specializes in advanced social marketing to compel behavior change and is an expert in crisis communications planning and execution. He has drawn on his experience as an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist to lead crisis and emergency communication teams during the H1N1 pandemic response, a national foodborne disease outbreak, several public health emergencies, and he served as a public relations and marketing consultant for a variety of Fortune 500 corporations and nonprofit groups. In 2001 Ryan would be among the nation’s first to implement new and emerging media during his work to launch Blackberry®.
Just before RD|PR, Ryan served as the External Affairs Officer on the Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) for Region IV of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Prior to his federal service, Ryan served as the Director, Division of Communications for nation’s newest department of public health in Georgia, which he helped to build in 2011.
With teamwork and trust as mantras, Ryan’s teams have been honored with numerous awards and distinctions in the areas of crisis management and social marketing, including 20 Awards of Excellence from the CDC’s National Public Health Information Coalition and a Web Health Award, while also sharing a Technology Innovation Award from the Georgia Technology Authority and recognition for Individual and Community Preparedness from FEMA. Ryan was a contributing team member to win a Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America.
Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at Emerson College in Boston. He studied Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication at the Harvard University School of Public Health and served as an instructor at East Carolina University.
He served on the founding board of directors of the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy and is one of two individuals in Georgia to hold a CCPH (Certified Communicator in Public Health) credential from the CDC’s National Public Health Information Coalition.