Kelly Ryner

President, Asia

As President of Thinkwell Asia, Kelly is responsible for the company’s studio of ever-growing staff members in Beijing. Kelly has been an integral part of Thinkwell since becoming its first employee in 2001.

Kelly leads the Beijing studio in providing localized design and management services to clients across Asia, working in collaboration with the Los Angeles teams. She is a well-respected leader in the themed entertainment industry and a multi-talented individual with vast experience as a field art director and scenic artist. Kelly brings over 20 years of experience and expertise to the table when helping clients understand their needs and goals, while clearly communicating the incredibly complex development process with them.

Awards & Accolades

2013 Thea Award for Outstanding Attraction
2007 Thea Award for Outstanding Attraction
2006 Thea Award for Outstanding Attraction
2005 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for a Traveling Museum Exhibit
2003 Thea Award for Outstanding Attraction
1999 Outstanding Young Alumni, Virginia Tech Alumni Association


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