Ryan graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's of Science in accounting. After graduation, Ryan, and his wife Danielle, decided to make Lansing their home. He began his professional career at Plante Moran, PLLC working as an auditor, specializing in real estate and affordable housing. In the spring of 2011, Ryan joined Great Lakes Capital Fund in the Asset Management Department and now serves as Vice President of Fund Management. Great Lakes Capital Fund is a full service community development finance institution that has been in operation for 22 years and manages over $3 billion of investments, including 635 affordable housing developments with 39,000 apartments serving 97 thousand low-to moderate-income residents. In his role, Ryan is responsible for managing over 60 multi-investor funds, proprietary funds and guaranteed funds. He also oversees the reporting functions of the Asset Management Team, the operations of Compliance Department and serves on the board of directors for Delaware Community Investment Corporation. Ryan stays active in the community through his involvement with the Lansing Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Mother Teresa House.