John Ruan III
Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Chairman and CEO, Ruan Transportation
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John Ruan III is chairman and CEO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems and past chairman of the U.S. Chamber board of directors.
In addition to the transportation business, Ruan provides oversight to several Ruan organizations. He serves as chairman of the Iowa Export-Import Trading Company and the World Food Prize Foundation, chairman and president of City Center Corporation, a trustee of the John Ruan Foundation Trust, and chairman and CEO of Ruan Center Corporation and Ruan Inc.
Ruan is also chairman, president, and CEO of bank holding company BTC Financial Corporation and serves as chairman for the bank subsidiary Bankers Trust Company NA.
Ruan is a member of the boards of the Hubbell Realty Company, the Iowa Business Council, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Downtown Community Alliance, Chief Executives Organization, and Castle Pines Golf Club. He is a trustee of Culver Educational Foundation and past chairman of the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Greater Des Moines YMCA.
Ruan received his B.S. in business administration from Northwestern University and is