The World Food Prize Foundation

Brian Ryerson

Brian Ryerson

Senior Program Manager, Events & Business Process Improvement

Brian Ryerson joined the World Food Prize Foundation in June of 2021 as Event Manager/Senior Executive Assistant to the Vice President. He transitioned to Senior Program Manager, Events & Business Process Improvement in March of 2022.

In this position, Brian supports the organization’s business process needs and helps bridge the gap between technical solutions and business operations to
ensure that all are aligned, processes remove excess waste and inefficiencies, and solutions are properly designed and adjusted according to user feedback. 

In addition, he oversees the management of private events booked in the
Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates venue, while also providing support for the overall building functions of the historic facility. 

Before joining the World Food Prize Foundation, he worked for Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa as an IT Senior Business Analyst I. In this position, he was responsible for leading business analysis and research assignments while supporting senior leadership by hosting events and presentations.

Outside of his career, Brian remains passionate about volunteering for social causes in the local community. He volunteers and cooks for the Ronald McDonald House and the St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter, while previously serving as the Vice President and Social Media Chair of an LGBTQ+ Social Group.

Brian graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in 2007 with an A.A.S in Computer Science.

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