Newsmaker: Robin Ryan
Noteworthy: Southside-based education nonprofit ASSET STEM Education elected Ryan as a member of its board of directors. ASSET stands for Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching. STEM represents science, technology, engineering and math.
Family: Husband, Doug; children, Julie and Joe.
Occupation: Certified public accountant and manager of Assurance and Advisory Services with Grossman Yanak & Ford in Downtown Pittsburgh. She also serves as the firm's coordinator for Continuing Professional Education requirements.
Background: Ryan joined Grossman Yanak & Ford in 1991. Previously, she worked for Clark Metal Products in Blairsville and the former Glasrock Home Healthcare.
Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting from Grove City College.
Quote: “The expression, ‘To those whom much as been given, much is expected,' has been used by many people. It is a philosophy in which I truly believe. I've been blessed in many ways and have both a desire and a responsibility to give back to the community.”