Ryan Holmes

Vice President – Community Relations

As our Vice President, Community Relations, Ryan has led numerous special projects for many of our philanthropic clients over the past 12 years.  In his tenure at Parris, Ryan has been involved in all aspects of developing and implementing public relations and marketing communications plans and has executive produced a number of high-profile special events. He has managed special events for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Burns & McDonnell, Sprint and Sprint Center, MRIGlobal, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Starlight Theatre and many others.

In 2012, Ryan took a lead role in the planning and development of Burns & McDonnell’s “Battle of the Brains,” a city-wide competition among K-12 students to design an exhibit at Science City at Union Station.  Ryan also leads the event planning team each year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Kids Night Out, one of Kansas City’s largest annual fundraising galas.  He has similarly served as event coordinator for events for Children’s Mercy Hospital, The Points of Light Foundation, Kansas Governor’s Inaugural Committee and the Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee, to name a few.  Ryan enjoys his involvement in the Greater Kansas City community, including over 10 years of service on the AIDS Walk Kansas City Steering Committee.