Minneapolis’ Ryan Companies names chief sustainable officer

Joe Rozza

Minneapolis-based Ryan Companies US, Inc. appointed Joe Rozza as chief sustainability officer.

This is a new role at Ryan as the company focuses on improving, preserving and protecting the environment while driving lasting value for its customers and team members.

Based in Atlanta, Rozza will work with key stakeholders within the company, as well as external organizations and communities, to develop and implement best-in-class industry practices to position Ryan as a leader in sustainability. This includes working with clients to help them make informed decisions, especially when it comes to evaluating building systems. Rozza will also define, track, and evolve Ryan’s green initiatives.

Rozza joins Ryan with more than 25 years of experience as a strategic environmental and sustainability leader. Most recently, he was the director of sustainability and resilience at Jacobs where he led the strategy and program development for multiple, large companies across multiple market sectors including technology, food and beverage, apparel and biopharmaceutical. 

Rozza holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Central Florida. He has spoken at TEDxAtlanta about solving the global water crisis and has been published in the Journal of Management and Sustainability and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.