Congratulations to former Notre Dame offensive tackle, Ryan Harris, who was recognized at a virtual ceremony on May 4th, 2021, after making the Denver Business Journal’s 2021 - 40 Under 40 list.
In a Denver Business Journal article written by Jonathan Rose, “forty young business leaders are being honored by Denver Business Journal for the 25th 40 Under 40 awards program. In 2021, we’ll celebrate their business accomplishments and also get an inside look at their secret talents.”
“The winners — all under the age of 40 — will show off their secret (or not-so-secret) talents to the world during a virtual awards program on May 4.”
Here is the Denver Business Journal’s spotlight on Ryan:
As if being an author, speaker, analyst and award-winning radio personality on Altitude Sports Radio wasn’t enough, Ryan Harris is also an NFL Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos. And he’s on his way to learning even more skills — Python programming to be exact.
He serves on the board at Economic Literacy Colorado and Arrupe Jesuit High School.
Title: Speaker, author, broadcaster
Organization: Altitude Sports, Notre Dame, Westwood One
Alma mater: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
Secret talent: Fluent in Spanish, speak Arabic, and learning Mandarin
Not-so-secret talent: Keynote speaking and broadcasting
Skills developed that don’t come naturally: How to be an offensive tackle in the NFL. I did it by choosing my mindset, listening to learn, and eating.
Denver’s best-kept secret: The comedy scene
TED Talk topic: ”Choose Your Mindset, Change The World”
Proudest accomplishment of past year: Being the first African American to win [National Sports Media Association] Colorado Sportscaster of the Year.
Big 2020 move: Called the Broncos-Chiefs game for Westwood One.
Next big move: Learning data analytics and Python.
In rotation: ”The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz and “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama.
Volunteer work: I am on the board at Economic Literacy Colorado and Arrupe Jesuit. ELC gives teachers the tools to educate their students on financial literacy. Arrupe Jesuit serves its students beyond the textbook, making business internships part of their curriculum.
Advice for future 40 Under 40s: Serve to lead, lead to win.
Cheers & GO IRISH!