Newsmakers Spotlight: Ryan Davis at the Forefront of DEI Education, Ensuring Inclusive Leadership and Pathways Across the Industry –RISMedia


Ryan Davis, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), has evolved into a leader that over 1.5 million members across over 1,000 state and local REALTOR® associations turn to for strategy and guidance. His drive and determination to shape an equally represented real estate industry is a main reason he was named as an Influencer in our 2024 class of Newsmakers.

Davis led DEI training initiatives in 2023 for NAR’s elected and appointed officers, who are the company’s highest-ranking members. He also guided the diversity committee as they presented a now-approved motion to require the board of directors to complete three DEI and fair housing courses as a condition of service in 2024 and qualification in 2025.

In this exclusive interview, Davis explains his DEI education and teaching experiences, as well as how his DEI efforts continue to remain relevant and impactful.

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