Ryan Recognizes Accounting Faculty Who ‘Opened Doors’
When Timothy Ryan ’88 first set foot on Babson’s campus, he was a little intimidated. Ryan grew up in a working class family in Dedham, Mass., and was the first of his family to attend college. Babson gave him a generous financial aid package and the tools to succeed.
Ryan studied hard and worked full time at a Roche Brothers supermarket. The accounting faculty, particularly professor Richard Bruno, took an interest in his future and suggested he give public accounting a shot. He did, and after graduation, PricewaterhouseCoopers recruited him to work in its Boston office.
Ryan, who was recently selected as the new US chairman for a four-year term beginning on July 1, 2016, supports the Accounting Division Fund each year. “I owe everything to Babson,” Ryan says. “It opened so many doors for me. I’ve had the opportunity to experience things from a professional standpoint that I never would have been able to otherwise.”
When Ryan steps foot on campus now, he’s usually joined by his six children. He wants to introduce him to the place that gave him so much.