Ryan Cole

Executive Advisor

Ryan Cole is a results-driven leader with over 20 years of broad-ranging business experience in developing strategic business plans, spearheading corporate growth goals, and executing on all levels of day-to-day operations. Ryan is currently working as an executive advisor to Kengro Corporation, a Charleston, MS based manufacturer specializing in all-natural, plant-based bioremediation, absorbent, and erosion control products. He is also the president and founder of Mid-South Strategies, a Mississippi-based business consulting firm.

Ryan served as chief executive officer of Trilogy Communications based in Pearl, Mississippi. While at Trilogy, he led the transformation of the company into a leading manufacturer of communications cables used in the high growth wireless market. During his tenure at Trilogy, the company received numerous state and national awards, including being a two-time recipient of the Governor’s Export Achievement Award.

Ryan holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Management from Millsaps College’s Else School of Management, where he currently serves on the business school’s advisory board. He also holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi. His previous board experience includes the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, the Jackson Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizens’ Academy, and the District Export Council under the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Appointed to the MMA Board of Directors in May 2020. (District #4 – Term expires September 2022)