Name: Ryan Weaks
Company/Organization: Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
Job Title: Director of Marketing and Communications
How long have you been in Lynchburg? Six years
Tell us about your professional role: I love working for the Alliance and on behalf of our region's businesses! I like getting down to the nitty-gritty of marketing strategy and being able to promote our amazing members. I also have experience working in communications in the nuclear energy, in free-lance web design, and in sports and fan experience.
What do you enjoy in your spare time? I love exploring the outdoors by hiking and kayaking. I also really enjoy trying new foods, and history and architecture really interest me.
Who or what inspires you? I'm inspired by the many mentors who've coached me along the way. From sports, to outdoorsmanship, to business leaders. I owe a lot of who I am to what they've taught me.
What's a fun fact about you? I lived with a host family in Spain for three months while learning Spanish.
Why did you join YPCV? I want to connect with other professionals my age!