Paula Ryan, FSMPS, CPSM

Director of Marketing and Business Development

"I love watching my city change and grow! Being part of that in many different ways is what keeps me motivated!"

As an experienced marketer, Paula is passionate about her career in the A/E/C industry. She brings senior-level expertise in the six domains of marketing practice for professional services firms. As a life-long Central Ohio resident, she enjoys seeing the positive impact that comes with development.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from The Ohio State University, Paula served as the 2015-2016 President of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) after having served on its Board of Directors as the Fellows Delegate and At-Large Delegate. She is also a Past President of the SMPS Foundation, and the SMPS Columbus Chapter.

Paula is a frequent speaker on marketing and business development having given presentations to organizations that include: AIA Ohio Valley Region; AIA Columbus; AIA Michigan; PSMJ, the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio, the Buildings Exchange of Central Ohio, SMPS and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

Paula is a member of The Ohio State University’s Construction Systems Management Industry Advisory Council, the Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and Building Worthington’s Future. She also volunteers for Columbus Humane and is a past member of the Advisory Council of Camp Mary Orton, the Greater Columbus Chamber’s Downtown Council, the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Junior League of Columbus. She is the recipient of the Business First of Columbus “40 Under 40” award.

Bachelor of Science, Journalism
The Ohio State University

Professional Services Marketing Certification
University of Maryland/SMPS

If you weren’t a marketer, what would you be?
A labor and delivery nurse bringing new life into the world.

What is your favorite thing about working at Jezerinac Geers?
Donuts on Friday and the ability to talk to myself daily without anyone minding.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Central Ohio?
Head to Hocking Hills to enjoy the beauty and tranquility.

What was your favorite class in college and why?
Newspaper editing because today I still use The Associated Press Stylebook guidelines that I learned then.