LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBER
An entrepreneur and business executive with over 20 years of experience, Reesa Ryder has diverse accomplishments in talent acquisition, event management, public relations/public affairs, and business development. She has worked with startups to Fortune 500 companies, U.S. government officials, foreign diplomats, and non-profits.
Ms. Ryder has invaluable experience working in multi-cultural environments. She has traveled to 35 states and 30 countries on 5 continents. Ms. Ryder lived in Barcelona, Spain for one year and coordinated logistics for Coca-Cola España for the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. Additionally, in 2011, Ms. Ryder lived in Indonesia for one month to co-produce the inaugural Global Social Change Film Festival in Ubud, Bali. The five-day festival brought U.S. filmmakers to South East Asia and featured films, panels, and workshops. As the on-site producer in Bali, she managed logistics, sponsorships, media, and government permitting and licensing.
Ms. Ryder moderated “Producer Mashups” at the 2018 PGA Produced By Conference featuring Jon Kilik, Peter M. Green, Jeremy Alter, and John Canning. In 2009, she was selected for the Producers Guild of America's two-month Master Producers Workshop, “Power of Diversity”, where she developed her original reality TV concept, Girls Night Out, under the expert guidance of seasoned, working producers and show runners like Marshall Herskovitz, Bruce Cohen, Mark Gordon, Damon Lindelof, and Luis Barreto.
Ms. Ryder earned a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA and is a candidate for Chapman University’s Executive MBA in 2019. She received a certification in entrepreneurship from University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s International Business Executive Program. She holds an accreditation in Public Relations from Public Relations Society of America and a certification for CORO Foundation’s Public Affairs Leadership Program, a one-year program.