Lockard joined the national Board of Directors in 2019 and currently serves as the Chair of the Affiliate Leadership Committee. Before joining the national board, he served for six years for his local affiliate, the Autism Society of Oregon. During his tenure on the ASO board, Ryan served as the Chair for a variety of committees, as well as 2 years as the Board President. Ryan Lockard is the Founder and CEO of Specialty Athletic Training, a personal training company that specializes in fitness programs exclusively for children and adults with special needs. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Special Populations Specialist (CSPS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Since being created in 2012, his company has now served over 450 individuals throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ryan and his wife, Mary, reside in West Linn, OR with their son Rory.