James T. Ryan

Commercial Industry Team at U.S. Department of Defense

James T. Ryan

James T. Ryan

Commercial Industry Team at U.S. Department of Defense

Biography

James T. Ryan is on the board of DePaul University and Member-Civic Committee at The Economic Club of Chicago, Member-Civic Committee at The Business Roundtable and Member-Civic Committee at The Commercial Club of Chicago. In the past Mr. Ryan held the position of Chairman & President for W.W. Grainger, Inc. He received an undergraduate degree from Miami University and an MBA from DePaul University.

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Grainger Plc
W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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2238

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

1959

Age

61

Number of Awards

7

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at GE Plastics

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.

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Founder at Wintrust Financial Corp.

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Vice Chair, Finance at The Field Museum of Natural History

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President & Chief Executive Officer at BXM Holdings, Inc.

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Faculty Member at DePaul University

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Founder at The Sentell Group, LLC.

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Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Northern Trust Corporation

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James T. Ryan
Commercial Industry Team at U.S. Department of Defense
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Class of 1980

Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the country, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824. Miami's reputation grew as quickly as its enrollment, and it became known as the "Yale of the West" for its ambitious liberal arts curriculum. Today, Miami consistently ranks among the nation's top public universities for the quality of teaching and overall student experience. One of Miami University's most famous graduates was Benjamin Harrison, who later became a President of the United States. Professor William Holmes McGuffey revolutionized the education of generations of Americans when he conducted research for his Eclectic Readers series while teaching at Miami from 1826 to 1836. The "mother of fraternities," Miami was the founding site of four national fraternities: Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and Phi Kappa Tau; as well as Delta Zeta sorority.

MBA Concentration in Marketing with Distinction

Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business is part of the DePaul University Driehaus College of Business, a business school located in the Chicago Loop, Illinois, USA. The Driehaus College of Business (called the College of Commerce until 2012) was founded in 1912 and is one of the ten oldest and most respected business schools in the U.S. The school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International. In the fall of 2012, Kellstadt enrolled 2,107 students.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Business Roundtable advocates public policies that ensure economic growth. It considers public policy issues which contains groups like the construction users anti-inflation roundtable, a group devoted to containing construction costs; and the labor law study committee, made up of labor relations executives of major companies. The Business Roundtable was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Current

The Commercial Club of Chicago resulted from the 1907 merger of two predecessor Chicago clubs: the Merchants Club (organized in 1896) and the Commercial Club (organized in 1877). Its most active members included George Pullman, Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, George Armour, Frederic Delano, Sewell Avery, Rufus C. Dawes, and Julius Rosenwald. The club has promoted Chicago's economic development for generations and championed member Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago (1909), also known as Burnham's plan. The plan gave the blueprint for the future growth and development of the entire Chicago region.

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Current

The Economic Club of Chicago was organized in 1927 "to aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion on the important economic and social questions of the day.” Equally important, through its membership policies, the Club works to identify upcoming young leaders to insure a continuum of knowledge and traditions within Chicago’s civic and business community as the torch of leadership passes from one generation to the next.

Career History
Commercial Industry Team
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation. The Defense Department manages an inventory of installations and facilities to keep Americans safe. The Department’s physical plant is huge by any standard, consisting of more than several hundred thousand individual buildings and structures located at more than 5,000 different locations or sites. When all sites are added together, the Department of Defense utilizes over 30 million acres of land.

President & Chief Executive Officer
1996 - 2017

Grainger helps customers save time and money by providing them the right products to keep their facilities up and running. Grainger's customers are 2.0 million businesses and institutions in 157 countries. While each customer has a unique facility to operate and a different problem to solve, our customers all share the same requirement: when they need one of Grainger's products, they often need it right away. With more than 21,446 team members, the Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's team members serve customers around 96,000 times every day through multiple channels. With 2011 sales at $8.1 billion, Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list

President
Prior

Grainger Plc engages in the investment, development, and management of properties. The company owns and manages homes for rent across the United Kingdom. It operates through the following business segments: Private Rented Sector (PRS) and Reversionary. The PRS segment includes stabilised PRS assets as well as PRS. The Reversionary segment includes regulated tenancies, as well as CHARM portfolio. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.

Boards & Committees
Member of Business Advisory Council
Current

Located in a state-of-the-art, LEED certified facility, The Farmer School of Business is proud to offer one of the world's best undergraduate business educations. We are consistently ranked among the nation's top 25 undergraduate business programs by BusinessWeek, which recognizes what we feel are the school’s strengths: Commitment to excellence in teaching, with accessible faculty who are experts in their fields; An emphasis on experiential learning, international study, and leadership development; A strong entrepreneurship program, ranked 16th among undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine; An ever-expanding network of relationships with business and organizational leaders, which enables us to bring outstanding speakers to campus; Active recruitment of our students by several hundred employers, who also value our students as interns. Within six months of graduation, 98 percent of the Class of 2012 was employed full time or enrolled full time in graduate school.

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$10K - $25K
2012

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry operates as a museum. It conduct exhibitions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$1 - $999
2011

DePaul, in common with all universities, is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. However, in pursuing its own distinctive purposes, among these three fundamental responsibilities this university places highest priority on programs of instruction and learning. All curricula emphasize skills and attitudes that educate students to be lifelong, independent learners. DePaul provides sufficient diversity in curricular offerings, personal advisement, student services, and extracurricular activities to serve students who vary in age, ability, experience, and career interests. Full-time and part-time students are accorded equivalent service and are held to the same academic standards.

$10K - $25K
2011

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry operates as a museum. It conduct exhibitions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
Rank #27
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #31
2013
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #10
2012
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
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