Ryan leads Hahn Public’s energy practice and transportation segment, and has worked on some of its most significant clients including the ONE Gas companies (Oklahoma Natural Gas, Texas Gas Service and Kansas Gas Service), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), and the South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER). He oversees energy efficiency education efforts for the ONE Gas companies in Oklahoma and Texas. Together, the programs currently distribute nearly $10 million each year to customers who install energy-efficient appliances and make energy saving upgrades to their homes and businesses.
Prior to joining Hahn Public, Ryan was the marketing director of the Austin Parks Foundation and helped to revamp the organization’s branding and communication efforts in addition to managing special programming such as the popular Movies in the Park series and It’s My Park! Day.
A graduate of Clemson University, Ryan has served on the board of the Young Men’s Business League of Austin and the Austin Sunshine Camps. He is currently a member of Clean TX, an economic development and professional association for the cleantech industry.
At best, public meetings between utilities and their customers provide a level playing field where information can be shared, doubts answered and future plans revealed. However, unlike government agencies, private utilities don't have a requirement to hold such meetings, and can therefore miss key opportunities to engage with customers.
Hahn Public recently conducted a nationwide study of 686 customers with a water, electric or natural gas advanced meter. The 70-question survey provided a wealth of information when it comes to customers perceptions of their utility providers, and the services the utilities offer, including advanced metering and customer usage information via an online portal.