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MRB Group CEO Ryan Colvin to give Clyde-Savannah HS commencement address

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Clyde-Savannah High School Principal Dr. Craig Pawlak has invited one of the district’s own graduates to deliver the commencement address for 2023. A member of Clyde-Savannah’s Class of 1990, Ryan T. Colvin, PE, President and CEO of MRB Group, will speak at ceremonies scheduled to take place on Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m. 

“It’s a great honor to be invited by my alma mater to speak,” Colvin said, indicating that he intends to share both professional and personal advice that may serve as a compass for graduating seniors facing a new world of possibilities. “This is a great opportunity for our graduates to hear an inspirational message from someone who once walked these same hallways,” said Dr. Pawlak. “Mr. Colvin’s accomplishments demonstrate the solid educational foundation that Clyde-Savannah students continue to  receive, helping to set them up for success in their future careers.” he  continued. 

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Colvin’s interest in Civil Engineering began at Clyde-Savannah High School where he excelled in  his math and science curricula. He attended Virginia Tech and ultimately became licensed in  New York State as a Professional Engineer. He rose through the ranks at MRB Group and  became its President and CEO in 2011. Under his leadership, the firm increased revenues by  1100% in eleven years. 

“Mr. Colvin’s professional success reflects the exceptional education provided by Clyde Savannah Central School District,” said Superintendent Mike Hayden. “We are delighted to  welcome him back as our commencement speaker, and we believe that his remarkable  journey will resonate deeply with our graduates, inspiring them to pursue their dreams.” 

MRB Group has served the greater Rochester and Central New York areas for more than 95 years,  providing engineering, architecture and municipal planning as well as operational support  services since 1927. For more information, visit