Frank graduated first in his class at Mt. Saint Mary’s College, summa cum laude, with a BS degree in economics. He completed a 24 month MBA graduate program in finance in 10 months with similar academic results, and he became a Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant the first time he took the test. He rounded out his academic credentials by teaching economics at the college level. Upon graduation, Frank Ryan continued to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps.
In 33 years of initial active duty and service with reserve components and later on specialized active duty, Frank Ryan was awarded a Bronze Star, three Legions of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Frank Ryan has served in countries of the former Eastern bloc, Haiti, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2001 he was called to serve at Central Command on the staff of General Tommy Franks as Special Operations Officer for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, a wildly successful operation. He was approved for sensitive duty at the highest level of American security.
Following graduate school, Frank Ryan began his professional career in the corporate world, rising to corporate officer of several publicly traded corporations. He has served on the boards of directors of eight companies. For nearly twenty years, Frank Ryan has been president of the business he founded – F. X. Ryan & Associates, a Lebanon County, Pennsylvania-based management consulting firm specializing in turnarounds, workouts, crisis management, strategic planning, and working capital management.
Since 1990, Frank Ryan has been a member of the board of directors of the Good Shepherd Center in Baltimore, a hospital and school for abused teenaged girls, most recently as president of their board. Ryan has been a member and officer of the board of directors of a large inner city hospital since 1991. St. Agnes Hospital, also in Baltimore, has been able to expand their provision of charitable services as a result of the work Frank Ryan has done for their Foundation.
As Vice Chairman, Frank is a member of MAP's Executive Committee.