Resolution J1812-2013

Commending Carol Ryan upon the occasion of her designation as a recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA of Schenectady

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Carol Ryan upon the occasion of her
designation as a recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the
YWCA of Schenectady

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to take  note  of  and
publicly  acknowledge  individuals  who  have  distinguished  themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and  purposeful  lives
of service to their community; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
Carol  Ryan  upon  the occasion of her designation as a recipient of the
2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA of Schenectady; and
  WHEREAS, Carol Ryan received this most prestigious honor at  the  30th
Annual  Women of Achievement Celebration on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at
Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, New York; and
  WHEREAS, A woman of singular distinction, Carol Ryan has  been  called
upon  to  contribute her time and talents to countless endeavors and has
always given of herself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, Carol Ryan began her career as  an  environmental  specialist
after  earning  a bachelor's degree in biology from Clarkson University;
during her 20 years  with  General  Electric,  she  has  held  roles  of
increasing  responsibility;  she  started as an Environmental Health and
Safety (EHS) Specialist and was later promoted to program manager  where
she provided guidance to 120 service locations; and
  WHEREAS, In 1997, Carol Ryan became the Apparatus and Service Division
EHS  leader; over the next seven years, she built a world class training
team that developed digital training solutions that were translated into
17 languages and utilized throughout the organization; and
  WHEREAS, In 2007, Carol Ryan was promoted to the role  of  EHS  leader
for  Global  Research;  in this role, she leads a diverse global team of
EHS professionals from Germany, India, China, US, and Brazil;  they  are
responsible  for all aspects of environmental compliance and safety in a
complex R&D environment; and
  WHEREAS, Carol Ryan also leads Junior Achievement activities for  GEGR
where she provides leadership for volunteerism in the classroom, Student
Job  Shadow,  and  other Junior Achievement events; she is active in her
church and has led the fundraising committee for St.  Jude  the  Apostle
School for nine years; and
  WHEREAS,  With  her  throughout have been her husband, Jake, and their
children Allyson, Conor and Shannon, all of whom feel privileged to be a
part of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS, Carol Ryan has continually demonstrated  extreme  competence,
extraordinary  intelligence  and  diligent  leadership in her unwavering
service to her community and profession; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Carol Ryan upon the occasion of her designation as  a  recipient
of  the  2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA of Schenectady; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Carol Ryan.

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