Ruan is pleased to congratulate Vice President of Operations Ryan Frederiksen for being selected to serve on One Warm Coat’s board of directors. One Warm Coat is a national nonprofit organization that provides free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability. Since 1992, One Warm Coat has worked with volunteers and sponsors to hold more than 40,000 coat drives, collecting nearly 7 million coats that have been distributed to people in need through a network of more than 1,000 nonprofit partners across all 50 states.
Ryan is a passionate and proven leader in supply chain logistics, distribution, and transportation. As an executive in this space, the teams he leads cultivate millions of dollars of annual savings for their partners though a deep commitment to mutual value creation by leveraging relationships built through trust. Helping others allows Ryan to fulfill a sense of purpose rooted in volunteerism and community service.
“I am delighted to serve on the One Warm Coat board because of the tremendous reach of this organization,” Frederiksen said. “While technically a national nonprofit, One Warm Coat is designed to serve individual communities by connecting coat drives with local nonprofits in need.”
To kickstart his board term, Ryan organized Ruan’s first annual One Warm Coat Drive at our headquarters in Des Moines, IA. Ruan team members and tenants in the Ruan Center donated more than 50 coats and numerous winter weather accessories for children and adults in need of warmth. “We are grateful for the hard work and support of Ryan Frederiksen. We’re thrilled the Des Moines Ruan employees came together to provide warmth for your neighbors in need. Thanks to Ruan for sharing warmth one coat at a time!” said One Warm Coat President and CEO Beth Amodio.
Along with One Warm Coat, Ryan is also an avid supporter of the United Way of Central Iowa. He graduated from the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University and holds multiple BS degrees in logistics and supply chain management, finance, and management information systems.