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Ryan D. McConnaughey



Feb 2018-May 2019: Manager

The Pronghorn Agency

Work with clients to create innovative, effective solutions that represent their brands, visions and goals. Create strategic communication plans and develop branded collaterial

May 2015-Jan 2018: Quality Systems & Communication Associate

McGinley Orthopedics

Represent the company to external audiences including media, government, investors, customers, and other interested parties. Develop advertising strategies for both traditional and social media. Create and maintain all aspects of the Quality Management System to both ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 standards

Jan 2009-May 2015: Field Representative & Grants Coordinator

Congressman Cynthia Lummis

Act as liaison between the Congressman and constituents, handle casework between constituents and federal agencies, represent the Congressman at various meetings and functions, research federal grant opportunities for businesses and nonprofit organizations



Dec 12, 2008: M.S., Agriculture Economics

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

4.0 GPA

Thesis: "Adding Value to the New Mexico Beef Industry: A Multiple Approach Method."

NMSU Graduate Student Honor Award

May 5, 2007: B.S., Agriculture Business, cum laude

International Concentration, Economics Minor

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

3.836 GPA

Senior Thesis: "Agrarian Reform and its Effects on Economic Development in Southern Africa

UW Tobin Outstanding Male Graduate Award Finalist

Gamma Sigma Delta Agriculture Honorary Honor Book Award



Nov 2014-Present:   Member

University of Wyoming Fan Experience Board

Serve as a voice of feedback, creativity, and honesty to the University of Wyoming Athletics Department with the goal of improving the game day experience of Wyoming Cowboy and Cowgirl Athletic Events. Make recommendations and act as the "voice of the fans."

Jan 2013-Aug 2016: Western Region Director

FARMHOUSE International Fraternity

Assist chapter and alumni members in the Western United States and Canada with operations, leadership development, recruitment, risk management, and other programs, as needed, via on-site and video conference visits. Act as a liaison between chapter members and Fraternity Staff.

Aug 2014-May 2015: Class of 2015

Leadership Wyoming

Annual program for a diverse group of business and community leaders to gain a better understanding of public policy issues, economic and social diversity and the challenges facing our state; and to prepare them, through shared interests and the leadership skills developed, to be active in building a better Wyoming.

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