Amy Ryan

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Amy Ryan, L.

Co-Founder and CEO, ESG Strategies
Director since 2021


Ms. Amy Ryan graduated from University at Albany in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Science and earned a Master’s degree in Business Management from Harvard University in 2020. Ms. Ryan began her nearly 20-year career in Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) through risk management and environmental, health and safety (“EHS”) compliance roles. From 2004-2018, Ms. Ryan held various environmental management positions within large consulting firms, such as ERM and WSP (formerly The Louis Berger Group), in addition to Corporate EHS and operational excellence roles at Aramark Corporation. For over a decade, Ms. Ryan led industry agnostic operational risk assessments and audits gaining valuable hands-on experience as well as operational insight within a diverse range of industries, including mining & extractives, industrial manufacturing, and government. She is a Certified Environmental Auditor and Registered Environmental Manager, and from 2018-2020, she supported facilities compliance roles within the pharmaceutical and research industries. Ms. Ryan currently is Co-Founder and CEO of ESG Strategies, a business consultancy dedicated to the creation of business growth strategies and development of operational frameworks to implementing ESG solutions from within. ESG Strategies partners with academic institutions to create and deliver ESG professional development curriculum. Ms. Ryan’s civic duties include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of LifeWorks Community Action of Saratoga County, Council Member for Camp Chingachgook of the Capital District YMCA, formerly the City of Saratoga Springs Planning Board. She actively supports several local economic development efforts and is sought after for speakerships on ESG within business and academia, including Harvard and Hult International Business Schools.


Ms. Ryan brings to the Board strong qualifications on ESG expertise including, experience within compliance, operational, and community engagement committees. Ms. Ryan also has significant experience in leadership advising corporations on risk assessment and compliance with ESG, health and safety matters.