Ryan Catherwood is the Assistant Vice President, Alumni and Career Services at Longwood University in Virginia, USA. Prior to joining Longwood, Ryan was the Director of Digital Engagement Strategy in the University Advancement Office at the University of Virginia. Early in his career, Ryan obtained event-based professional experience in the hospitality industry through positions as a banquet manager, convention services manager and eventually catering sales for a Sheraton hotel.
Ryan attended the University of Queensland Business School in 2007, and it was at UQBS that he began work in higher education administration as an intern in the marketing department. After transitioning back to the United States, Ryan worked at a private, boarding secondary school as the Director of Marketing and Communication before leaving for a position in the Office of Alumni Affairs at Washington and Lee University. At Washington and Lee, Ryan served as the primary manager of all marketing and communications for alumni.
For two and a half years, Ryan hosted a professional development web show called “Advancement Live” that featured interviews with industry thought leaders. Ryan is passionate about network building and developing engagement strategies. Ryan is regular contributor to Higher Ed Live and frequently publishes on the CASE Blog and on Linkedin.
Ryan is a frequent presenter of webinars and conference workshops. To ask about booking Ryan as a presenter at your next conference, workshop, or webinar, please email your inquiry.