• Vice Admiral John Ryan, USN (Ret.)

    CIT Board Member

    Ryan joined the CIT board in July 2003 and has served as lead director since 2008. He has been president and CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina, since May 2007. Previously, Ryan served as chancellor of the State University of New York from June 2005 to June 2007. Ryan also served as president of the State University of New York Maritime College from June 2002 until June 2005 while also serving as the interim president of the State University of New York at Albany from February 2004 until February 2005. From 1998 to 2002, Ryan was superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

    Ryan served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to July 2002, including as commander of the Fleet Air Mediterranean in Naples, Italy, from 1995 to 1998, commander of the Patrol Wings for the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor from 1993 to 1995, and director of logistics for the U.S. Pacific Command in Aiea, Hawaii from 1991 to 1993. Ryan currently serves as lead director and member of the compensation committee and chair of the corporate governance and nominating committee of Barnes & Noble Education Inc., and has previously served as a director and member of the audit committee of Cablevision Systems Corp.