Ryan Kanne, Office Director
Ryan Kanne is the Director of the Minneapolis office of the U.S. Commercial Service. He leads a team that helps Minnesota companies export their products and services, and has been working with U.S. companies to export their products and services for over 15 years. The specific sectors he handles for Minnesota include: Franchising, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Services, along with Building Products. He also serves as Executive Secretary for the Minnesota District Export Council.
Mr. Kanne’s educational background includes a BA in International Business and Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and a Technical Certificate in World Trade from St. Paul Technical College. He spent a semester studying in England and a summer in Costa Rica. Mr. Kanne also took classes in Guatemala and Western Europe during his undergraduate studies. He was a Policy Fellow at the Humphrey Institute, and has participated in a culture/business exchange to Japan through Rotary International. He has a Mini-Master’s in E-Commerce from the University of St. Thomas, and has completed his coursework for his Master’s in Human Development focusing on Leadership Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.