With billions of dollars in budget shortfalls and billions more in unfunded pension liabilities, Pennsylvania is functionally bankrupt. There is little time to reverse out-of-control spending and avoid outright ruin.
Called back into military service in 2004 to solve critical problems of Operation Iraqi Freedom, retired Marine Col. Frank Ryan now is prepared to apply his CPA skills to resolve fiscal issues threatening the well-being of Pennsylvania and its citizens.
With over 30 years as a small business owner, Frank has spent his life helping companies restructure to avoid bankruptcy. An expert in rooting out waste and fraud, he is a nationally-recognized lecturer on business ethics and accounting issues, and has sat on the Ethics Committee of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and numerous corporate and non-profit boards.
Frank has further served his country with over three decades of service in the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves. He was a Special Operations Officer for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2001, and served in Iraq in 2005. An expert on economic warfare, Frank helped restore market economies in former Eastern Bloc countries after the fall of the Soviet Union. For his decades of service, Frank has been awarded the Bronze Star, three Legions of Merit, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (among others).
A member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Cornwall, Frank continues to serve his community through the support of Lebanon Catholic High School and the Lebanon Rescue Mission. A lifelong desire to serve others, Frank completed a nearly 3,000-mile walk across the United States in 2014 to support the victims of child abuse.
THE LEADERSHIP PENNSYLVANIA NEEDS