Ryan M. O’Donnell
Chief Information Security Officer
Having the opportunity to help people, in any capacity, has always been important to Ryan. He has always believed that the true strength of character comes from lifting others.
After graduating in 2008, Ryan spent nearly five years as a U.S. Marine, which included two tours of duty in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province serving with HMH-363 as well as numerous training exercises throughout the United States. His experience working as an Avionics Technician and non-commissioned officer helped to mold Ryan as a leader, mentor and a technical professional in his early twenties, serving dutifully until his honorable discharge in February 2013.
After serving in the Marine Corps, Ryan attended Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, New York. In three years, he achieved a bachelor’s degree with highest honors in Technology and Digital Media. While at the college, he held memberships in the Alpha Chi and Lambda Pi Eta Honor Societies while also earning the Aquinas Scholar Award for academic achievement and intellectual involvement.
Ryan grew up in both Wyoming and New York, having spent nearly five years living in Cody, Wyoming as a young boy in the 1990’s. He returned to Wyoming after graduating from college in 2015. During his tenure with Cody Regional Health as their PC & Telecommunications Technician, Ryan was directly involved in the expansions of the Cancer Treatment Center and Orthopedic Clinics. He also helped to ensure functionality of over eight hundred computers, the hospital’s phone system and numerous other ancillary systems, devices and applications on a daily basis. After six years of helping to sustain, grow and refine their technological presence and processes, Ryan decided it was time to join the family business.
Ryan currently serves as the firm’s Chief Information Security Officer as well as a Financial Advisor. Outside the office, Ryan enjoys physical fitness, photography, reading and writing. At the age of seventeen, Ryan wrote a science fiction novel entitled Turalus, published through Author House, which is still available on Amazon to this day.