David Ryan is a guest on Conversations in Public Relations.
David Ryan is Director of Production Services and a member of the sales and marketing team with the media replication and related multimedia services firm, Video Labs, located in Rockville, MD.
Before joining Video Labs, David was VP/General Manager at GVI, a full-service video production provider catering to the “K Street community” of government, association, corporate and public relations clients. At GVI, David managed one-third of the company’s accounts, including the largest, which had billings of over $1.2 million over five years. David was also the Executive Producer for the company’s live television projects including numerous training videoconferences and webcasts for the Head Start Bureau and the Department of Education.
For more than a decade before joining GVI, David was an independent producer and director based in the Washington, DC/Baltimore area. During that period, he worked with over 150 national and regional clients. David produced televised and webcast events, from videoconferences for the Defense Department to national conventions for the AFL-CIO, to telethons for the United Negro College Fund. David also worked in live news with Washington, DC’s NBC station, WRC and ABC’s, Nightline.
David began his television career in public television. He was Associate Director with the PBS progressive country music series, Austin City Limits. He was also a staff producer and director with the South Carolina Educational Television Network and later joined KRMA-TV in Denver as Cultural Affairs Producer. In that position he developed and produced a regional weekly television magazine series covering the arts. He also produced numerous documentaries and concerts, including the series, In Concert with the Denver Symphony Orchestra, which was nationally aired on PBS.
David received his BA in History/Classics from the College of William and Mary and his MA in Communications from The University of Texas at Austin.