In 2018, Blythe became a contributor to Around Acworth Magazine and the Cobb Business Journal. In both publications Ryan writes about the intersection of manufacturing, construction, business and politics.
Also, in 2018, Mr. Blythe was honored with two major appointments, the GSSC and the Georgia NPEC. Ryan is the only Georgian to serve as a Board Member of the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium working alongside industry heavyweights like Ingalls, Bollinger and Austal. With an eye on protecting Georgia taxpayers and students, Ryan is a Commissioner with the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.
In 2019, Blythe added The Georgia Contractor to his growing media profile and wrote a cover story for Welding Journal on the state of the Gulf Coast Shipbuilding Industry.
2021, saw another opportunity to write a feature for the Maritime issue of Welding Journal and the first educational blog for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association. Also in 2021 with the expansion of Aroundabout Local Media, Ryan added another column with Around Kennesaw magazine.
A Mobile, Alabama native Blythe attended Providence Christian Academy and Oglethorpe University, which adjusted for student body size trails only Stanford and MIT in producing entrepreneurs. Ryan enjoys residences in Smyrna, GA and Bay St Louis, MS.