Francia Ryan


Contracts, Regulations, Estimating and Forecasting at Shaw Development

Francia Ryan has a BS in Business Management and is a proud third generation family business owner. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the business, she has held various positions of increased responsibility throughout the organization.

Francia started her career at the family’s aeronautical company, Shaw Aero Devices. She began in Customer Service with a focus on After Market Sales. From there she moved to Manufacturing Planning and then to Contracts, which included working directly with the FAA. As the company grew, so did the position and she undertook the writing and negotiating of vendor and customer contracts and multi-year sales agreements.

Seven years ago, she joined the family’s ground vehicle business, Shaw Development. She has worked in Finance and Marketing and presently manages Contracts, Regulations, Estimating and Forecasting. As the company has grown nearly four-fold in that time, these areas are critical to the company’s success.

Francia lives in Naples, Florida with her husband, Ron and son, Zachary. Her philanthropy efforts focus on cancer research and education programs for at-risk teens.


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