The World Food Prize Foundation

Brian Ryerson

Brian Ryerson

Event Manager
Senior Executive Assistant to the VP

Brian Ryerson joined the World Food Prize Foundation in June of 2021 as Event Manager/Senior Executive Assistant to the Vice President.

In this position, Brian manages and oversees Vice President Husain’s schedule, correspondence and executive engagements, while assisting with administrative duties related to fundraising, human resources and finances. He will manage the organization's CRM database, curating essential Foundation records. 

In addition, he will assist with the promotion and management of the Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates, overseeing private events hosted in the 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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