Lisa A. Ryan

Senior Vice President/Managing Director
Heyman Associates

With her knack for finding the right fit, Lisa handles executive searches in corporate
communications, public relations, marketing communications, branding and public affairs for the firm’s blue-chip clients, including Fortune 500 corporations and nonprofit organizations.

While her industry expertise includes healthcare, consumer products and manufacturing, she also handles assignments for academic institutions. Based on her early career, she has an affinity for colleges and universities, where she serves as a frequent speaker, including at the Public Affairs Council, Rutgers University and the University of Southern California.

Earlier in her career, Lisa developed her recruiting skills as an executive search associate with The Cantor Concern, after having been the national management recruiter for NutriSystem. Previously, she
was a nurse recruiter and assistant registrar for the College of Allied Health Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She began her career in college admissions at Widener University in Chester, PA.

“College recruiting taught me all about building relationships and making everything personal. I’ve never lost that skill.”

Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Theater Arts from Susquehanna University, where she serves on the university’s alumni board. She was Treasurer of the National Eating Disorder Association. Lisa was also president and board member of the North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, for which she helped bring the Race for the Cure to Northern New Jersey. In 2008, she received the Ruth Siksnius Volunteer of the Year Angel Award and was honored at the Pink Tie Ball, New Jersey’s largest fundraising event.

For fun, Lisa can be found mixing up her exercise routine at the gym with spinning and pilates, when she’s not mixing up customized cupcake recipes to the delight of her friends (and work colleagues).