Ryan M.L. Young


Ryan M.L. Young joined the CEO team in January and is a recent and very proud graduate of Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, where he majored in photojournalism. While attending OU, Ryan was honored with several awards from College Photographer of the Year, the Hearst Journalism Awards Program and the National Press Photographers Association. 

Favorite movie: This is a tough call, but I’m going to give The Shawshank Redemption the nod for being filmed in Ohio and starring Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman makes everything better. 

Favorite band/musician: This changes about once a week for me (usually depending on whoever I last saw in concert), but some consistent favorites are Iron & Wine, Walk the Moon (extra Ohio points!), The Head and the Heart, Vampire Weekend, and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. And Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift is my actual favorite. 

Favorite Book: I’m slowly becoming a giant Game of Thrones nerd. Winter is coming. 

Favorite Food: Definitely sushi. No, wait, barbecue. No, Chinese. No no no, seafood. I’m hungry. 

Favorite thing to do in Central Ohio: I’m a big music fan and Columbus has a fantastic live music scene, so it’s been great to get to see so many of my favorite bands come through town lately.

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