Department of Economics

Ryan Tash

  • Graduated: 2002
  • Field: Management/Entrepreneurship

Ryan Tash, who graduated in 2002 with a BA in Economics, is vice president of contract surety at Surety1(opens in new window) in Rancho Cordova, California.  Ryan completed his MBA in Management(opens in new window) from California State University, Los Angeles in 2007.  While working on his MBA Ryan worked as trust associate for the Bank of New York(opens in new window)

After completing his MBA Ryan accepted a position as surety bond producer for Bond Services of California, LLC(opens in new window).  After 6 years with Bond Services, Ryan went to work for Surety1 where he is Vice President in charge of managing the day to day operations of the company.

“My economics degree helps me in ways nearly every day”, Ryan stated in a recent email.  “From analytical and critical thinking, to more macro views of our industry, a sound understanding of economics serves as a strong foundation for what I do as a surety professional.  We provide surety credit for contractors, essentially providing a guaranty for the work they perform in the public arena.  While the product itself has much to do with underwriting of personal and business creditworthiness, having a deep understanding of economics helps provide a different perspective I’d otherwise not have.”  (Last Updated 8/11/16)