Newsmakers: Libertyville’s Ryan is honored with top award
Victoria Bishop Ryan
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:09AM
Ryan is honored with award
The Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA) honored Libertyville resident Victoria Bishop Ryan ’99 with the 2012 Columbia College Professional Achievement Award for attaining outstanding regional and national recognition in one’s chosen career field.
Ryan works for HD Supply, Inc., which caters to more than 450,000 professional customers. As the director of learning and organizational effectiveness, she leads solutions to develop, deliver, reinforce and measure learning effectiveness. Prior to her role at HD Supply, she was a senior program manager for Supply Chain, a solution architect for AchieveGlobal and a successful independent business owner of The Ryan Group, ETC (Education, Training, Consulting).
Ryan is the recipient of many awards including the Chief Learning Officer Gold and Bronze awards in 2008 and 2010 respectively. She received the HD Supply Association Achievement Award in 2011. Also in 2011, her case study, “From Recession to Resilience,” was published. Additionally, Ryan is a researcher for the American Cancer Society and a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the American Heart Association. She co-founded Network Now, a community for self-employed women, and is an active supporter for Habitat for Humanity and a retired long-time Girl Scout leader.
Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Columbia College of Missouri-Lake County and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Car Fun on 21 set for June 20
MainStreet Libertyville will be hosting its second Car Fun on 21 classic car show for the season on June 20 on Church Street in the downtown from 6-9 p.m.
In addition to classic cars 25 years and older, vintage fire trucks from Libertyville and several surrounding communities will be displayed. Listen to the sounds of Miss Demeanor and The Attitudes, have a pulled pork sandwich from Main Street Smokehouse or ice cream from Culver’s of Libertyville.
If you would like to display your car or truck, please use the Brainerd Avenue entrance. A volunteer will be there to assist you. Parking begins at 5 p.m.