In the cooperative space Ryan Newlon has had the honor of working for three years as a Systems and Network Administrator for Co-Mo Connect located in Tipton, Mo. Newlon was then promoted to IT Manager of Infrastructure and Cybersecurity for 2 years. Now, he is Principal, Cybersecurity Solutions at NRECA. Newlon has since retired from a 20-year career in the Missouri Army National Guard. While in, he served as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (255A) in the Signal Corps. He has been on several deployments and countless missions to help defend our country. He has served over 20+ years in some sort of IT or cyber capacity, all in the efforts toward a better future for our country.