Ryan Pendleton

Executive Director

Serving CONNECT customers since 2023

Ryan Pendleton is the Executive Director of CONNECT.  In his role, he is a district’s partner in helping to design a trusted learning environment by supporting safety protocols, cybersecurity best practices, technology upgrades, and valid data for decision-making.

Ryan also is the Executive Director of the North Coast Shared Services Alliance where he coordinates financial and operations support for Northeast Ohio school districts through the Educational Service Centers of Northeast Ohio, Medina, and Lorain Counties.

As the previous CFO/Treasurer of both Akron Public and Barberton City Schools, Ryan has a wealth of experience as a school treasurer.  Ryan has led the districts through negotiations, delivered well received five-year forecast presentations, and created numerous documents and materials used by treasurers throughout the state as resources and guides.

Ryan earned a BA in Business Administration from Malone College and an MBA from Cleveland State University. 

Ryan Pendleton