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Laura Ryan

Purdy Motor Group
Former Chief Executive Officer
Most recently Laura Ryan lead Purdy Mobility as Chief Executive Officer. Purdy Motor Group is Costa Rica’s exclusive Distributor for Toyota, Lexus, Hino, Ford and VW with operations in the U.S. including three franchised dealerships and the recently launched subscription-based mobility business in Dallas. In this role, Laura was responsible for strategically expanding, broadening and diversifying Purdy Motors’ operations in the United States.

Previously, Laura was with Gulf States Toyota, Inc, a private distributor for Toyota Motor North America for 19 years; most recently as Vice President, Market Representation & Dealer Development. In her twenty-five plus years in the automotive industry she has held positions in all aspects of the of the business which have provided her valuable knowledge and experience.

Laura believes in giving back and has held public service roles for the past nine years. Most recently, she was appointed by Governor Abbott to serve on the Texas Transportation Commission (TxDOT) as one of five Commissioners responsible for the state’s transportation infrastructure. Prior to this, Governor Abbott appointed her as both a Director and Chair of the TX Department of Motor Vehicle Board (TxDMV) representing the vehicle manufacturing/distribution industry.

Laura is a focused leader and has a proven track record of performance in the industry; specifically, in areas of vision, collaboration, and execution. She is an avid learner and a student of both business and leadership.