A huge round of applause and congratulations to our very own Ryann Swalling for winning the
2018 Alaska Young Professional of the Year Award!
KPB also congratulates 2018 Alaska Entrepreneur of the Year recipient, Keith McCormick and all other nominees for their outstanding accomplishment and work in Alaska. Scroll down for more.
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2018 Alaska Young Professional of the Year: Ryann Swalling
Presented by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Chamber organizations across the state, the Alaska Young Professional of the Year Award honors an engaged citizen and role-model, who demonstrates a pattern of leadership and civic engagement, while creating a positive impact in their workplace and community. This award is presented along with the Alaska Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the annual Alaska Young Professionals Summit, hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group.
Ryann Swalling is a fourth generation Alaskan, born and raised here in Anchorage. After completing her professional architecture degree at the University of Notre Dame, she returned to be a part of the redevelopment efforts of Anchorage and Alaska. She has been working at KPB Architects since 2005 and has been able to work on a diverse collection of projects with private and public-sector clients, including building renovations, healthcare, large scale residential developments, transportation, accessibility, and commercial office spaces. In addition, Ryann is heavily involved with the Eielson Air Force Base F-35 program for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District.
Ryann has been involved with the Young Professionals Group (YPG) at the Anchorage Chamber since its inception as the Young Professionals Committee in September 2013. In May of 2014, she was asked to step up to fill the role of Vice-Chair and together with Matt Thiel and Corey Hester has created the current Young Professionals Group. The group has grown from approximately 20 members in June 2014 to more than 400 current members and is showing no signs of slowing down. Ryann served on the board of the Anchorage Chamber as an appointed member for two years and was elected last fall to a three-year term position by Chamber members.
Outside of YPG, Ryann is actively involved with the YWCA Alaska and endeavors to never miss the annual Smart Girls Rock event at Dimond High School. Honored by her inclusion in the 2016 Top Forty under 40 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, she strives to continue her commitment to our community as she pursues her career goals.