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David J Ryan - Vice Chair

Current Colorado Forward Party Vice Chair with corporate and political experience seeks to continue to serve in leadership for the Colorado Forward Party on the newly constituted Executive Committee.

  • Professional experience includes 20 years at GE Aerospace and AlliedSignal Aerospace, with roles spanning product development, sales, and major account management for Government, Engine & Airframe OEMs, and Airlines.
  • Professional experience includes an additional 20+ years at Honeywell Process Solutions and NetSuite Partners Consulting Services, implementing enterprise ERP, Pricing, and data management solutions.
  • Community experience includes;
    • 20+ years of supporting adult literacy programs 1980 – 2005 in four states as we moved due to company transfers
    • board member for a large Phoenix domestic violence shelter (2007 – 2015) and Arizona Career Pathways (current), providing supportive services to college-able people moving from low-wage to living wage
    • leader for Maricopa County, AZ Valley Interfaith Project instrumental in expanding Medicaid access in Arizona and Tightening child trafficking laws
    • Ran for AZ Senate office in 2014 and 2016 – 2018 Chaired a Legislative District in AZ as part of the state GOP leadership team until cognitive dissonance became too great.
    • Currently part of the interim Colorado Forward state leadership to be replaced by the Executive Council
  • Education
    • Hudson Valley CC – AS Engineering
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – BS Engineering
    • Various corporate and graduate courses
  • Married, Retired, Two Children, Five Grandchildren
  • Colorado is the seventh state we have lived in, and after six corporate moves, we finally moved to a state where it was our choice!

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