Ryan Holley


Ryan Holley

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-4082
Email: rholley@bgsu.edu
Address: 245 Business Administration

Holley joined the BGSU faculty in 2018 after 6 years of teaching as an adjunct.  Being a native of Bowling Green and having earned his BS in Business Administration (2005) and MBA (2007) from BGSU, he bleeds orange.  He has taught a range of courses in Business Communication, Applied Business Experience, and Overview of Business Administration in addition to guiding a group of the College of Business Student Ambassadors.  Holley delivers real-world application to the classroom from his experience as an industry and community leader.

He is the Operations Manager of Holley Properties Management Company, Ltd., a role he has had for 11 years.  Holley added this responsibility to his role of Director of Human Resources and Assistant Property Manager.  He is responsible directly to the owner for community relations, advocacy, education and training, HR, marketing, and general operations of a portfolio of properties in Bowling Green.  He holds a Certified Apartment Manager designation earned in 2008 from the National Apartment Association Education Institute.

Believing that networking, advocacy, and community relations are essential, Holley is heavily involved in the City of Bowling Green and the residential property management industry.  He has served on the City of Bowling Green Planning Commission since 2010 (3 years as Chairman) and represents the Commission on the Community Reinvestment Council with Bowling Green Economic Development.  He has also served on the Bowling Green Housing Agency’s Board of Trustees since 2009, assisting with the oversight of the City’s rental assistance programs.  Holley has held the title of President of the Wood County Apartment Association since 2009, after serving 1 year as Secretary.  As such, he has concurrently served on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Apartment Association since 2009.  Holley serves the community through participation on the Governmental Affairs Team of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce.  He has also been on the Board of the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club and the Bowling Green Area Community Band (serving 2 years as President).


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, BGSU 2005, Specialization in Human Resource Management
  • Cum Laude, University Honors, College of Business Administration Honors
  • Master of Business Administration, BGSU, 2007

Academic Positions

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Management, BGSU, 2005-2007
  • Adjunct Instructor, Departments of Management and Marketing, BGSU, 2012 - 2018