Alicia Ryan, CEO of LSINC named 2017 UAH Business Fellow

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Alicia Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of LSINC was recently named 2017 UAH Business Fellow.

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Alicia Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of LSINC Corporation was recently named the 2017 College of Business Fellow of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). This distinction is granted each year to the winner of the Russell G. Brown Executive Leadership Award presented at the Small Business Awards event hosted by the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

"The College of Business is proud to continue our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and honored to have Ms. Ryan serve as a College of Business Fellow. As a recognized leader in the business community, her insights and experience will not only inform, but inspire our students," said Dr. Jason Greene, Dean of the UAH College of Business.

Over the next twelve months Ryan will meet with various student groups within the college to help them better understand the challenges and rewards of growing a business. The purpose is to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

LSINC is a collaborative consulting firm that provides business and communications strategies, product engineering, prototyping, and low-volume adaptable production for commercial and government clients. As CEO, Ryan leads LSINC’s strategy and product development divisions, manages day-to-day operations, directs business development activities, and conducts strategic planning for LSINC’s growth.

For more than 25 years, Ryan has consulted with senior executive leaders at federal agencies and Fortune 100 companies throughout the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, she has extensive experience in growing companies and transitioning firms through mergers and acquisitions. In 2012, she led the acquisition of INERGI, Inc., integrating leadership team members, merging product development into LSINC’s core capabilities, and improving the financial performance of the company in less than six months.

Prior to founding LSINC in April of 2008, Ryan created and managed Booz Allen and Hamilton’s Strategic Business Intelligence (SBI) team, providing customer analysis, intelligence, and strategies to support investment requests for new business opportunities.

Ryan lives out the principles of servant leadership by putting the well-being of her employees and clients first and by actively participating in civic organizations and initiatives including Cyber Huntsville, Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, and the National Space Club-Huntsville. She is a member of several organizations including Leadership Management Academy (2014-2016), Women in Defense, Tennessee Valley Chapter, Rotary Club of Huntsville and AUSA, Redstone Chapter. She is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville Class 24.

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership with emphasis on Systems Thinking and Servant Leadership from Chapman University (San Diega, CA). She also completed graduate coursework in Information Management from Marymount University (Arlington, VA), and George Washington University (Washington, D.C.).

Russell G. Brown is a former Chairperson of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and Alabama Hospital Association Trustee of the Year. Brown died April 12, 2010, and was the chamber's first Entrepreneur of the Year in 1986.


Violet Edwards


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