Ryan Blankenship was born in Athens West Virginia. He spent the first seven years of his life in Huntington West Virginia before moving to Midlothian Virginia. Ryan had a wonderful childhood growing up one of five children. As a child, he enjoyed sports and played soccer, basketball, and football. Ryan graduated from Clover Hill High School in 1995 and followed his brother down to Knoxville, TN where he attended the University of Tennessee. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Tennessee. Knoxville is where he met his beautiful wife, Lindsey, and had their first child, Molly. After graduating, Ryan moved his family to Charlotte, NC to pursue a career in the financial industry. In 2010, they had their second child, Brandon.
Professionally, Ryan Blankenship entered the financial services industry in 2008 when he joined Branch Banking &Trust in Charlotte North Carolina. Ryan had great exposure to both the Retail and Commercial side of the banking industry early in his career, then switched his focus to the BB&T Wealth platform. In 2014, he had the opportunity to return to Richmond, VA and begin his role as a Financial Advisor with Davenport & Company LLC.
The majority of his time spent outside of work is devoted to his church and family. He also appreciates spending time in his community. Ryan volunteers with the Special Olympics, was an active participant in BB&T’s Community Lighthouse Project and currently sits on the Davenport Shares Committee. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys golf, disc-golf, skiing, woodworking, backpacking and fly-fishing.