Ryan Young

Executive Director

Ryan Young is the Executive Director of impl. project. He joined our team in 2022. Ryan brings 15 years of technical and operations expertise in the international development field to impl. project. He has led design and implementation of a diverse portfolio of programs that include countering violent extremism, support to democratic transitions, peace accord implementation, elections, stabilization, and strategic planning and coordination. He served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and spent five years working for United States Agency for International Developmentā€™s Office of Transition Initiatives, including three years in field assignments. Ryan has also spent seven years at a large-scale international development firm leading operations, technical, and new business components for democracy, governance, and stabilization programs around the globe. During his career he has led teams in Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Colombia, and Lebanon.

He received a B.A. from the Virginia Military Institute in International Studies and Modern Languages and a M.S. in Peace Operations Policy from George Mason University. Ryan speaks Spanish.