Feb 11, 2021
Virtual Club Meeting -- Bill Ryan
Colorado State Land Board

Bill Ryan Biography

Bill is the Director of the Colorado State Land Board, a $4 billion endowment of land assets held in trust for the benefit of K-12 education throughout the State. The Land Board is the second largest landowner in Colorado with approximately three million surface acres, leased for agriculture, recreation, commercial real estate, rights-of-way, renewable energy and other uses, and approximately four million acres of mineral estate, leased for oil, natural gas, coal and other solid mineral extraction uses. Under Bill’s leadership over the past ten years, the Land Board has earned more than $1.5 billion for its beneficiaries and significantly modernized its culture, systems and practices.

Prior to this position in State government, Bill’s professional background was in banking and real estate. He spent ten years as a Principal with Trammell Crow Company, a national commercial real estate and development firm where he developed and acquired a wide variety of projects, including mixed use, TOD, office, industrial, retail and land projects. He also spent more than 12 years with the commercial real estate divisions of several national banks. 

Bill is a Board member of the Urban Land Conservancy, a non-profit that acquires, develops and preserves real estate assets in urban areas to meet community needs including schools, affordable housing and community centers, as well as the past Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Denver Foundation, a $700 million community foundation. He and his wife Tamra have two teenage children.

Please click here to view the PowerPoint presentation that accompanied Bill's talk.