Christy Ryken

Director, SMS

Christy Ryken

BCS 032E

(319) 273-7314

Christy Ryken

Director, SMS

Christy Ryken has been with Strategic Marketing Services — part of the UNI-affiliated Business and Community Services team — since 1998, becoming director in 2017. She is a passionate, insightful and client-focused professional with more than 20 years of experience leading teams in development, administration and presentation of market research and analysis projects.

Ryken is a skilled qualitative interviewer and moderator that easily develops genuine and productive connections with research participants while providing insightful post-interview/session key findings. Additionally, she adeptly translates quantitative data into meaningful intelligence and has excellent communication skills, easily reporting and presenting project results to clients.    

Hobbies & Interests:
Ryken enjoys watching her kids play sports. She volunteers at their schools by serving as Parent-Teacher Association president and coaching youth softball and basketball. She also enjoys traveling, cooking and entertaining.


B.A. (Marketing) - University of Northern Iowa. Certificate in International Business - University of Northern Iowa

Professional Accomplishments

Marketing Research Association member since 2005

Professional Researcher Certification at the Expert level since October 2006.