Strategic Communications Conference

Therese Van Ryne

Senior Director of External Communications - Zebra Technologies

Therese Van Ryne is senior director of external communications for Zebra Technologies. She joined Zebra as part of the acquisition of Motorola Solutions Enterprise business in 2014. She and her global team are laser focused on driving PR, thought leadership, social media and philanthropy for Zebra. Van Ryne recently published an award-winning children’s book titled, “Zippy’s Special Gift” which reflects Zebra’s inclusive culture. All profits from its sales are being donated to Bernie’s Book Bank. Van Ryne previously worked at SC Johnson where she led corporate communication and PR for leading consumer products. One of her top achievements was managing the Windex® placement in the film, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” resulting in a 25% sales increase for the brand.  She also has experience as a journalist, editor and producer, reporting from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Van Ryne also serves as a trustee for the Institute of Public Relations, an advisory board member for Tobago Gold, and she was elected last year as a Village Trustee in Lake Barrington, Illinois.