Ryan Companies US, Inc., CEO Pat Ryan announced the promotion of longtime SouthWest Division president John Strittmatter to chairman of the SouthWest Division.

Strittmatter opened Ryan’s Phoenix office as its president in 1994 with just two employees. Today, the company employs 125 in its Phoenix and San Diego offices and has been responsible for the construction and development of more than 20 million square feet in Arizona and California.

In addition to his responsibilities as president of Ryan Companies SouthWest Division, Strittmatter has been engaged in the community. He is chairman of the Brophy College Preparatory Board of Trustees, a director of the Banner Health Foundation Board and an Advisory Board Member at US Bank in Phoenix. John and his wife, Pat, are also co-chairing the new Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center “Hope Starts Here” campaign.

With Strittmatter at the helm, Ryan Companies in Phoenix has received numerous industry awards. In 2013, Ryan Companies was named Owner/Developer of the Year, Firm of the Year and General Contractor of the Year by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

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