As Senior Vice President and Southwest District Manager of Sundt Construction, Inc, in addition to providing direction and oversight, Ryan is responsible for the overall performance of Building projects within the Company’s Southwest District. He is a modern construction leader, national lecturer and educator on alternative project delivery methods, and has had his work published both locally and nationally in many industry-leading periodicals. Ryan has redefined the contractor’s role in solving grand challenges, believing that the challenges being faced today require a new multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach. Ryan embraces Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Lean concepts, and believes knowledge and communication are the best risk mitigation tools. Additionally, Ryan was named one of the 2012 Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 and the 2011 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 20 under 40 for his extensive professional accomplishments and active role in the industry and community. Today he serves as the Building Division Chair for the AGC (Associated General Contractors of America), is the Immediate Past Chair of the ASU Alumni Association Board & National Council and a Board Member for the Children's Museum of Phoenix and Valley of the Sun YMCA. He lives in Tempe Arizona with his wife Martha and their three boys, Tristyn, Ashtyn and Aidyn.