Business 100 – 2014

Tim Ryan/Pebble Beach

Tim Ryan began his career in the hospitality, meetings, and travel industry as a college intern with a small Sheraton Hotel in Central Pennsylvania. The experiences he amassed at American Express, Westin Hotels, The Scottsdale Princess and Pebble Beach Resorts continue to inspire him to grow, teach, embrace and capitalize on the changes that are rapidly engulfing his industry. Twenty-four plus years at Pebble Beach has been a launch pad for so many aspects of his life. Being accountable to four principal owners (Clint Eastwood, Dick Ferris, Arnold Palmer, and Peter Ueberroth) keeps him focused on growing his business.

He’s led the corporate hospitality sales programs for the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Open Golf Championships and interfaces with the charitable foundations that run the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am, Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and Concours d’ Elegance.  He’s looking forward to working with the United States Golf Association when the 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship and 2019 U.S. Open Championship return to Pebble Beach.