MEET RICH RYAN: JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE DEPUTY PROJECT MANAGER FOR RESOURCES
Richard (Rich) has 20+ years of experience in the aerospace industry. He has worked in both private industry and for NASA and is currently the Deputy Project Manager for Resources (DPM/R) for the James Webb Space Telescope. Rich joined the JWST project in November 2010. In this capacity, Rich has overall responsibility for the resources management activities including financial and performance measurement, budgeting, project control/support, configuration management, scheduling, etc.
Rich has a BS in Aviation Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University. Prior to joining the NASA team, Mr. Ryan worked as computer training consultant (self employed), and as an aviation planner for a large aviation consulting firm.
Rich began his career with NASA in 1992 as a Presidential Management Intern (PMI), and has supported the following NASA Flight Projects over the past years in a business/project control capacity: TRACE & WIRE Projects (Business Mgt), Hubble Space Telescope Project (Financial Mgr. and Project Support Mgr.), Solar Terrestrial Probes Program (Program Business Manager), STEREO Project (DPM/R), Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) Project (DPM/R), and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS K & L) Project.
Rich has been the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the NASA Honor Award for Outstanding Leadership Medal, and various NASA Group Awards.
Rich enjoys working with an exceptional team on JWST, traveling to different areas of the country, spending time with family, watching youth football and lacrosse games, fishing, surfing, outdoor activities, and a good game of chess. Rich lives on Kent Island with his wife, Diane and their three children, Alyce, Sophia and Austin.