Ryan Dennard

Ryan Dennard

Executive Director

Ryan Dennard brings combined business management, legal, and local government expertise to his role at Criss Cross Commercial Group. With more than 15 years experience in the commercial real estate industry, Ryan leads the company’s strategic direction and overall management.

Ryan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington & Lee University, and with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. At UT Law, he was a Townes Rice Scholar and a member of the Texas Law Review.

Ryan began his professional career at the national law firm now known as Locke Lord, LLP, where he practiced commercial litigation. His practice included real estate development and land use disputes, construction litigation, and lender liability matters.

After joining Criss Cross in 2003, Ryan managed the company’s expansion into real estate development, gaining hands-on project management experience. He then helped grow the company’s portfolio steadily through multiple business cycles.

Ryan is also involved in the community. From 2012 through 2016, Ryan served as the elected Galveston County Commissioner, Precinct 1, where he played an active role in number of large public works projects, including transportation, regional drainage, and public facilities.

Ryan is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and Mainland Medical Center, and is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is a former appointee to the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council, and a former member of the Galveston County Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the City of Friendswood Community Appearance Board.

Ryan and his wife, Melissa, reside in League City with their four children.