Ryan Lessard is an Account Executive at Montagne Powers, providing strategic communications support to clients across multiple industries. Lessard brings a decade of freelance and staff reporting experience in both print and broadcast journalism, and a wealth of knowledge on all topics important to Granite Staters. Prior to joining Montagne Powers, Lessard worked as a correspondent for the New Hampshire Union Leader and a freelance journalist for several local news publications including Manchester Ink Link, Business NH Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine, NH Business Review and his work has appeared in additional local newspapers through the Granite State News Collaborative such as the Concord Monitor, the Keene Sentinel and the Eagle Tribune.
He previously worked as the lead news reporter for The Hippo, New Hampshire’s largest weekly newspaper, and as an on-air correspondent for the NHPR newsroom.
Lessard is also a two-time recipient of the New Hampshire Press Association’s top award for investigative journalism (2018, 2020), as well as a first-place winner for business and economic reporting (2020). He was also recognized for journalistic excellence by the New England Newspaper and Press Association and the Radio Television Digital News Association.
Lessard earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Society with a minor in Communication Arts from the University of New Hampshire Manchester.