Mark T. Ryan, Principal

Mark T. Ryan

Mark T. Ryan concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, business and government law. Mr. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and New England School of Law.

Admitted to practice before all Rhode Island State and Federal Courts, Mark has extensive business and business law experience. Prior to joining the Firm, he was the Executive Vice President for the Providence Journal Company. He also served as the Assistant General Counsel and Senior Corporate Attorney when he represented the newspaper as well as the cable television division and the Food Network. Mark was also responsible for litigation management, environmental issues and labor and employment matters countrywide. He has broad legal experience in various types of companies including labor negotiations. He remains a consultant to the publisher of the Providence Journal Company.

Mark also has significant business experience and reorganized and re-engineered various newspaper business departments on a continuous, quality improvement basis. He directed advertising, circulation, distribution, operations, systems, human resources, legal, labor relations and marketing. In addition, he was responsible for the projo.com website and the sports section of the newspaper.

Prior to attending Law School, Mark was a senior underwriter for a highly respected, national Property and Casualty Insurer.

Mark understands Rhode Island.  He has served on countless community and charitable boards.  As Executive Vice President for the Providence Journal Company, he came in contact with local, state and national political figures. He is also a Rhode Island lobbyist for National Grid.

Mark is active in the state and the city.  He was recommended by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and appointed by Governor Lincoln Chafee as a commissioner on the I-195 Commission. He also served as Chair of the Search Committee for an Economic Development Director for the City of Providence, Co-Chair of the Mayor Taveras’ Transition Team and represented the City of Providence on the Legislative Structured Parking Commission.

Mark is active in the community and serves as First Vice Chairman and Trustee of the Providence Performing Arts Center and a Director and member of the nominating and legislative committees of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Rhode Island Commodores and a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association.

Formerly a board member of the Providence Journal Charities, a trustee of the Providence Journal Foundation, a member and former Trustee of the Providence Foundation, the Rhode Island Historical Society, Justice Assistance, Team RI, American Red Cross of Rhode Island Chapter, Day One, board member and board chairman of Amos House, and held the position of Governor for the State of Rhode Island on the New England Newspaper Association Board of Governors.

In addition, he was Co-chair of capital campaign for the Providence Performing Arts Center raising $8 million and co-chair of the capital campaign to raise $2.3 million for Day One of Rhode Island.

email Mark: mryan@marlawri.com

 

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