ryan flaherty

Ryan Flaherty

Director of Business Partnerships

Sustainable Conservation

Sustainable Conservation

Nominated by Cindy Starrett

Ryan Flaherty is director of business partnerships at Sustainable Conservation, a California nonprofit that brings together business, landowners and government to steward resources in ways that make economic sense. California’s dairy industry is currently one of the largest sources of groundwater contamination and is responsible for 48 percent of methane emissions in the state. Under Ryan’s leadership, Sustainable Conservation partners with dairy farmers to evaluate and share practices and technologies that promote a cleaner environment and ensure long-term viability. Ryan holds an IMBA in economic and business analysis from Darla Moore School of Business, as well as a BA in Spanish and business from Tulane University.