Junior Achievement of Central Maryland has appointed Jim Ryan to a three-year term on its board of directors.
“I come from a family of teachers and education is a cornerstone of my life,” Ryan said. “Education is the great equalizer, and I look forward to contributing to the growth of Junior Achievement and its constituents.”
A 21-year marketing industry veteran, Ryan joined OneMain Financial in 1992 as a management associate. After serving in the marketing department and holding senior level operations and field administration positions, he became Chief Marketing Officer in 2005.
Ryan focuses on defining strategies to optimize business profitability in the United States and Canada – including customer segmentation and retention, new customer acquisition, decision management, branding and product development.
In addition to his leadership role at OneMain Financial, he chairs the American Financial Services Association marketing committee and is active in the Baltimore Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the Cedar Lane School PTA. The Williams College graduate resides with his wife, Beth, and their children, Andrew and Ashley.
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for kindergarten through 12th grade students which focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Founded in 1957, the non-profit organization annually serves more than 38,000 students throughout Central Maryland. For more information, visit www.jamaryland.org.