4th District - Ryan Baty
District 4 Citizens Advisory Board
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Ryan Baty was born and raised in Wichita, KS, graduating from Wichita Northwest High School in 1999. From there, Ryan received an athletic scholarship to play baseball at the University of Kansas where he studied Strategic Communications and History. From 2000-2004, Ryan achieved success on the baseball field as a three-time team captain as well as a multi-year All-Conference (Big XII) and All-American selection. In 2004, Ryan was awarded the Jayhawk Scholar-Athlete of the Year and shortly thereafter signed a professional contract with the Tampa Bay Rays organization.
In 2008, Ryan founded THE mattress HUB and has developed the company into a leading mattress retailer in the region. As CEO, Ryan is responsible for all aspects of the business structure, including operations, merchandising, corporate strategy, staffing and inventory management. His hands-on approach to business has helped build a strong corporate culture that focuses on developing all personnel personally and professionally.
Ryan earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Newman University in 2014 and has been recognized as an innovative and transformative leader in the bedding industry.
Aside from multiple business investments ranging from retail, eCommerce, real estate, NIL representation and cattle, Ryan also serves his community through a variety of non-profits and organizations that focus on issues such as Christian ministry, foster care, local schools and mental health.
Ryan and his wife, Alicia, have three children, Reese, Landry and Rhett.