Thomas L. Ryan
Thomas L. Ryan has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2013. Mr. Ryan is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), a provider of death care products and services, serving as President since 2002, Chief Executive Officer since 2005 and Chairman since January 2016. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Ryan was Chief Operating Officer of SCI, and from 2000 to 2002 he was Chief Executive Officer of SCI European operations. From the time he joined SCI in 1996 to 2000, Mr. Ryan served in a variety of financial management roles. Before joining SCI, Mr. Ryan was a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP for eight years. Mr. Ryan is a member of the Board of Trust Managers of Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI). Mr. Ryan formerly served as a board member of Texas Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TXI), a supplier of cement, aggregate and consumer product building materials, until its merger with a subsidiary of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. in July 2014. The Board believes Mr. Ryan’s experience as Chief Executive Officer of SCI, extensive financial and accounting expertise and service on multiple public company boards qualifies him to serve on the Board.
Mr. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.