Our Staff

E. Jerome Ryden - Founding Partner

Jerome began his photographic career at the tender age of 15, added journalism training at the University of Denver, and became an award-winning audiovisual producer during his time in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War. 

Following his military duty, Jerome and Su freelanced around the world before returning to Colorado to found their own advertising and public relations firm.  Jerome’s intimate knowledge of photographic and computer technology has helped the agency remain in the forefront of the digital age. 

Jerome was instrumental in bringing desktop graphic design to the agency in the late 1980s, making Ryden & Associates one of the first agencies in Denver to adopt the new technology.  Over time, he was instrumental in taking the agency into the Internet era, adapting solid communications principles to yet another new frontier.

Named a Channel 7 Everyday Hero in 2002, Jerome has volunteered in Denver Public Schools for the past ten years, coaching students with National History Day video projects and sending many to national competition in Washington, D.C.  He also serves on the DU Penrose Library Special Collections Council, and coordinates programs for the highly acclaimed Denver Press Club-Denver Athletic Club speakers series.

In 2004, Jerome and Su received the Randolph McDonough Award for outstanding service to alumni from the University of Denver.