Rachel Ryan is senior director of retail finance and accounting at the National Retail Federation. In this capacity, Ryan performs financial forecasting and analysis for NRF’s revenue generating activities. Working closely with budget managers and senior management, she develops and monitors NRF’s operating budget and assists with strategic planning.
Ryan also serves as NRF’s liaison to the retail industry’s senior internal audit and financial executives. In this role, she works with industry leaders to conduct benchmarking, develop content for educational meetings and promote the industry’s message on financial and accounting matters.
Prior to joining NRF, Ryan worked as a litigation consultant where she performed research and analytical work to support expert testimony in conflict resolution cases.
Originally from Illinois, Ryan graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in accounting and computer applications. She resides in Arlington, Va., with her husband and three children.