Patrick G. Ryan, Jr., Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation

TITLE: Director

FUNDING AREAS: Education, arts, Roman Catholic concerns, youth services

CONTACT: Education, arts, Roman Catholic concerns, youth services


PROFILE: “Mr. Patrick Ryan, Jr., Pat serves as the Chief Executive Officer of First Look, LLC. Mr. Ryan co-founded Incisent Technologies LLC in 2001 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ryan Enterprises Group, a growth equity investment firm based in Chicago. Mr. Ryan serves as a Director of Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and World Business Chicago. He served as a Teacher on Chicago's West Side. While working as a Teacher, he founded the Inner-City Teaching Corps (ICTC), an urban teaching program similar to the Peace Corps and serves as its Chairman. He also founded ICTC's independent public school on Chicago's West Side. He serves as a Trustee of Northwestern University and a Member of its Executive Committee as well as past Chairman of the Advisory Board of Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy. He is a Member of the Mayor's Council of Technology Advisors and a Trustee of the Field Museum. In addition to his work leading the ICTC, Mr. Ryan is involved in other civic organizations. He is a Member of the Young President' Organization (YPO), Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the Economic Club of Chicago. He has been a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and was named one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mr. Ryan graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. After completed his work in law enforcement, he returned to graduate school earning a Master of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor cum laude from the Northwestern University School of Law.” (Bloomberg Businessweek Bio)