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Professional Affiliations

Charter Member--Association of Change Management Professionals

Member--Organizational Development Network

Member--Society for Human Resources Management


Developing and aligning people and processes to achieve business goals

Relentless problem-solver with experience applying combination of business savvy with people and process focus to lead organizational development, training and change efforts. Uses systems thinking perspective to improve the way people, structures, and process work together to reach goals more effectively.

  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management
  • Training & Facilitation
  • Business Analysis & Consulting
  • Talent Management
  • Project Management


Carole Smith

Ryan Hill is a dedicated and personable education administrator. He is willing to listen to suggestions from his colleagues and seeks counsel when needed. When faced with difficult challenges, he researches the facts, addresses the situation calmly, objectively and fairly. He approaches problem solving by analyzing the whole picture and proffers cogent suggestions for improvement. I would readily rehire him if we had an administrative opening to match his gifts and talents.

Laurinda Toews

Ryan is dedicated and responsible--he is ever willing to go out of his way. While working under Ryan I appreciated his sense of humor, his openness to suggestion and especially the self-control he displayed when under pressure. I admire the tenacity and determination he displayed throughout his career. He would be a welcome addition to any institution fortunate enough to employ him. 

Jacqueline Messenger

Ryan is a great team player and hard worker. He has vision for the future and is detailed oriented. Ryan has excellent oral and written communication skills as well as broad knowledge of current trends in education. I would highly recommend Ryan and I would rehire him providing I had an opening.

John Sawyer

I advised Ryan through his MS in Organizational Development and Change program. I also supervised his professional project with Bright Fields Inc. Ryan is a thoughtful, methodical and deliberate performer. He is able to work through an ambiguous and uncertain project; putting structure and form on it applying the best in scientifically proven concepts to deliver a top notch product. Ryan communicates well and coordinates his activities with others effectively. I would happily have him on my team for any project.


Work experience

Nov 2010May 2011

External Organizational Development Consultant

BrightFields, Inc.

Manage competency project from scope and proposal through deliverable. Align training, professional development, and succession planning to competency model. Perform training needs analysis to determine best practices for timing and delivery.

  • Develop original, evidence-based competency model through research and analysis, subsequently validated by published research.
  • Facilitate employee/SME focus groups to develop competency database.
  • Provide training on best-practice strategies to incorporate competency database into practical operations and HR functions, such as hiring, project assignments, training, and succession planning.
  • Commended by CEO for ability to delve into technical aspects of competency model creation while retaining focus on the model's value proposition and integration into company operations.
  • Commended by faculty advisor for ability to create a well-structured proposal and meticulous project plan while leading client from ambiguous idea to defined needs and scope.
Jul 2008May 2010

Professional Freelance Copywriter

Red All Over Writing

Create, manage, and provide content services as freelance copywriter. Market services, attract and manage clients. Negotiate contracts and deliverables for projects.

  • Develop employee training materials for small businesses, empowering owners to develop and retain key staff while increasing sales and market share.
  • Review and edit annual 10-K statement for regional bank, ensuring accuracy and consistency of data prior to submission to Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Create SEO articles and press releases for local small business, increasing web search hits and developing presence and branding online.
Jul 2000Jun 2008

Prinicpal, Manager & Instructor

Seventh-day Adventist Educational System

Lead and develop faculty and staff; manage operations, educational program and facilities. Assess training needs and provide training and development for employees. Instructional design and delivery in classroom and online settings for all levels from youth through adult learners.

  • Improve effectiveness of direct-report educators through training and development, designing and delivering training in learning technologies, instructional development, and communications.
  • Create continuity of operating standards by evaluating, formalizing, and documenting standard policies and procedures.
  • Lead successful change initiatives, achieving 100% compliance in technology utilization, and improving learner effectiveness through implementation of evidence-based educational practices.
  • Reduce operating deficit by $1000s within 10 months of hire, creating first balanced budget in five years.
  • Obtain longest possible term of accreditation as project manager for school accreditation, coordinating internal and external SMEs, setting priorities and deadlines.
  • Ensure full accreditation granted to program as project manager for College of Education graduate degree audit, compiling, analyzing, and reporting data to ensure compliance with accreditation standards.