Published: March 20, 2018

Tanner Ryan, an alumnus of the Leeds MS in Supply Chain Management program, graduated among the best in his class in 2015. Fast forward to 2018 and recognition of his talent has gone national. The Institute of Supply Management recently included Ryan on their “30 Under 30” list, which features leaders in the field who are driving innovation in supply chain logistics and management. 

Ryan is a Buff twice over, graduating from the Leeds School of Business undergraduate program in 2014 and the MS in Supply Chain management in 2015. When asked how the Leeds School of Business impacted his career thus far, Ryan could not say enough about his positive experience. “Leeds significantly contributed to my professional foundation and provided the background knowledge and experience necessary for my Supply Chain career. It is a complex field encompassing technological systems, face-to-face negotiations, and field knowledge, which my professors at Leeds ensured we could handle.”  Ryan specifically credits professors Heather Adams, Antonio Papuzza, and Gregg Macaluso for forging a strong skill set that benefits him in his current career.

As an alumnus, Ryan continues to build strong relationships with the school, utilizing career services and keeping in touch with former professors. Indeed, Gregg Macaluso, Faculty Director for the MS Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management programs, nominated Ryan for the award and speaks for the Leeds community when he proudly said, “We are honored to say he’s a Buff.”

After graduating from Leeds, Ryan went on to work for Shell Corporation, working in as far-flung locations as Alaska and New Orleans. In 2018, the Colorado native transferred to the Denver Shell office to work as a Trucking Coordinator, managing logistics for upstream and midstream production.  While his future looks bright, Ryan credits his past at CU to making it all a reality. “Without all of the amazing relationships, support, and training at Leeds, I do not think I would be where I am today.”

Institute of Supply Management press release