Robert Richard Ryan


  • Fayetteville Technical Institute - AS Liberal Arts
  • County College of Morris - AS Engineering
  • Lehigh University - BS Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Cincinnati - MS Aerospace Engineering
  • Tau Beta Pi - Engineering Honors Society

Professional Career:

  • General Electric, Cincinnati, OH - Program, Design, and Project Engineer of aircraft jet engines.
  • NASA/CSC, Wallops Island Va., Mechanical Systems Engineer. Orbital satellite systems design and oversight.
  • NASA/Boeing, Wallops Island Va., Mechanical Systems Engineer. Sounding rocket and tracking systems design.
  • General Electric, Cincinnati, OH - System Engineer. Design Integration of multi-national aircraft engine team.


  • U.S. Army: 82nd Airborne Infantry Sergeant, Squad Leader, Marksmanship Instructor, Expert Infantryman, Law Enforcement SWAT instructor; Combat Engineer, and Honorable discharge.

Civic & Community Involvement:

  • T-ball & Soccer [Coach], Parent Teachers Associations [Legislative], Excel Science museum [Volunteer], Neighborhood Association [Block Captain], Cub Scouts [Den Leader], Knights of Columbus [4th degree], Neighborhood Association [Treasurer], Citizens Police Academy [Alumni], Republican Central Committee [Treasurer], People Working Cooperatively [Volunteer], Lighthouse Community School [Volunteer], Ohio Patient Network [Executive Director], Blue Ash City [Councilman], Sycamore Area Community School Advisory [Board], UC Nursing School [Advisory Board], Sawyer Point Pickleball [Ambassador], Americian Legion Post 630.


  • Married to Eileen since 1974, four children & three grandchildren.  Retired and a four-time cancer survivor.