Mary Beth Ryan
Class of 1992
Mary Beth (Lally) Ryan graduated from Xavier with a B.A. in communications. She began her career at the world headquarters of Subway in her home state of Connecticut, working in advertising. Next, she moved to Atlanta in 1994 and began a 10-year career with Lend Lease Corporation working in marketing communications—transferring to New York and eventually Sydney, Australia. During her two year Australian stint, Mary Beth led the company's communications and media relations efforts globally. She also met her husband down under before returning to Connecticut in 2003.
Back in the U.S., she managed marketing efforts for GMAC Commercial Mortgage (Capmark) for two years. In 2006, Mary Beth started Miller Ryan, LLC, with a colleague, offering strategic marketing communications counsel to the financial services and real estate industries. Despite the economic downturn, the firm has grown enormously and is constantly adding new clients to its roster.
In addition to her career, Mary Beth keeps quite busy raising two sons (Patrick, age 3 and Peter, age 2) with her husband, Phil. This happy family lives in Mary Beth's hometown of Trumbull, CT. This November, she is heading back to Australia for a month-long visit with her in-laws and extended family—but is dreading the 24 hour fight with two toddlers! Finally, Mary Beth makes sure to keep in regular contact with her old XU buddies and is currently planning a trip back to Cincinnati in 2011.