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 training the College of Business Student Ambassadors and Advising the CoB Peer Leaders. Holley delivers real-world application to the classroom from his experience as a business owner and industry and community leader.

He is the Deputy Registrar (owner/operator) of the Bowling Green License Bureau. Prior to that, Holley was the Operations Manager, Human Resources Manager, and Assistant Property Manager of Holley Properties Management Company, Ltd. 

Believing that networking, advocacy, and community relations are essential, Holley is heavily involved in Bowling Green. 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 held the title of President of the Wood County Apartment Association while concurrently serving on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Apartment Association from 2009 through 2018 when he left the industry.


  • 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