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About Ryan Binkley
Ryan Binkley is the President and CEO of Generational Group located in Richardson, Texas. With over 300 employees, Generational focuses on business consultancy, M&A, and wealth advisory for business owners throughout North America.
Ryan and his wife, Ellie, are also founders of Create Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational church in Richardson, Texas. As lead pastor, his deep passion is to see church members of all walks of life discover and live out their purpose.
At Generational, Ryan views business as more than just a means to financial success. It’s a way to serve employees and the community. “We strive to create a culture that respects one another and one that honors God in all that we do.”
Generational gives back to the community through financial support that specifically benefits programs focused on education and multiple veteran charities.
Before starting Generational, Ryan worked in various positions at Procter & Gamble and Boston Scientific Corporation. He holds a BBA from the University of Texas and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Ryan and Ellie married in 1999. They have five children in various stages of school and college. They chose to adopt their youngest from South Korea, where Ellie was born before immigrating to the U.S. with her parents. It’s one more way their faith has led them to reach across boundaries, finding unity where others might see differences.
Today, Ryan is leading a new conversation. He is calling America’s leaders to return to the core values of trusting in God and each other again, caring for the hurting, leading with integrity, and bringing hope and healing to our nation.
Dedicated To Family
For Ryan Binkley, family always comes first.
Born in Columbus, Georgia, Ryan and his brother were raised by his parents, John and Sharon Binkley, in Dallas, Plano, and then finally McKinney, Texas where the family bought and renovated a century-old home.
Growing up, Ryan played high school football as a tight-end and linebacker. He got his first job in 5th-grade delivering papers.
From his parents, Ryan learned the importance of hard work, service, and obedience to God. Ryan’s father was a small business owner and salesman who showed his son that if you are faithful in the small things, God will reward you with greater opportunities.
Ryan met his future wife, Ellie, when they worked together in Young Adult ministry. Together, they shared a love of God and a commitment to service. While raising their five (now college-aged) children, Ryan and Ellie have passed on a love of God and community to their children and served together as leaders in business and the faith community across America.
Committed To Faithful Service
Ryan Binkley first felt the call to ministry in 1995 while on a mission trip with his church to Guatemala.
In 1999, soon after they were married, Ryan and Ellie began their life in ministry together, serving as the Directors of the Metro Atlanta Masters Commission at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia.
In 2001, after Ryan’s brother was tragically killed in a collision with a drunk driver, they felt God’s call to return to Ryan’s hometown of Dallas to help with his family’s business and begin a new ministry.
From 2009 to 2012, Ryan and Ellie served as elders and pastors at Covenant Church’s College and Career Ministry. Today, they serve as Lead Pastors of the ministry they founded, Create Church, which is dedicated to helping “people find and fulfill their created purpose in Christ.”
Driven To Innovate
Ryan Binkley graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a passion for entrepreneurship. He went to work in the consumer products industry with Procter and Gamble, services with Boston Scientific Corporation, and technology consulting in the private sector.
After returning to the Dallas area to help run his family’s business after his brother’s untimely death, Ryan earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
In 2005, he launched the company that would become Generational Group, where he currently serves as President & CEO, providing leadership for the strategic direction of the company and managing the Capital Services, Valuation, and Advisory teams as they work directly with Generational Equity clients through the transaction process.
Under Binkley’s leadership, Generational Group, recognized as the North America Investment Bank of the Year by the M&A Advisor in 2022, guides business owners on how to grow and sell their companies even in difficult times. He believes similar strategies can be applied to the future of our country and economy.
THE BORDER SECURITY AND DIGNITY PLAN
The Border Security and Dignity Plan is a comprehensive strategy aimed at addressing various aspects of border security, immigration reform, and providing opportunities for immigrants to contribute to the U.S. economy. It includes several key components:
Border Security: The plan focuses on securing the U.S. border with physical barriers, technology, and personnel to combat human trafficking, drug smuggling, and weapons trafficking. It allocates significant funding for infrastructure improvements and aims to reform the U.S. asylum system.
Immigration Benefits: The plan seeks to efficiently adjudicate immigration benefit applications while preventing fraudulent claims.
Dignity Program: It introduces a deferred action program allowing undocumented immigrants in the U.S. for at least five years to earn legal status by meeting various requirements, including paying fines and taxes.
Dreamers: The plan includes provisions for Dreamers (young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children) to obtain legal status, including those under the DACA program. They can achieve conditional permanent resident status and eventually lawful permanent resident status by meeting certain criteria.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders: Certain TPS and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders may be eligible for adjustment to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.
H-2B Cap Relief: The plan addresses H-2B visa issues by expanding the definition of “returning worker” and enhancing oversight of the program.
Certified Agricultural Worker (CAW): A new uncapped temporary worker visa program, CAW, is created for unauthorized farmworkers with specific eligibility criteria.
General Updates to Legal Immigration: The plan includes reforms related to family preference green cards, eliminating backlogs, raising per-country caps, protecting Documented Dreamers, changing F student visas to dual intent visas, and improving employment-based visas.
Visa Security & Integrity: The plan expands the Visa Security Program (VSP) and includes measures to enhance border security, combat drug trafficking organizations, and address visa overstays.
Development in Central America: The plan aims to address the root causes of irregular migration from countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
Mandatory E-Verify: Employers are required to verify the employment eligibility of potential employees through the Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS).
Immigration Agency Coordinator: The plan establishes a coordinator to oversee immigration functions and allocate funding to reduce backlogs and improve processing.
Overall, the plan seeks to strike a balance between border security, immigration reform, and economic contributions from immigrants, with a focus on addressing various immigration-related issues and modernizing the immigration system.
7-YEAR ECONOMIC RESCUE PLAN
a comprehensive strategy to address a critical issue facing our nation: the need to balance the federal budget, regain American competitiveness, and stimulate economic growth. It’s a strategy born out of a sense of urgency, given the recent downgrade of our government’s credit rating and the unsustainable path of our fiscal system.
First, let’s acknowledge that some may argue that aiming to balance the federal budget in just seven years is too ambitious. But remember, these are the same voices that have witnessed our deficit more than double in the past seven years, reaching a staggering $1.375 trillion. Fiscal responsibility demands that we take decisive action.
Our country’s debt, measured as a percentage of our GDP, stands at a concerning 118 percent. To put it simply, our government owes more money than our entire economy is worth. This is a stark contrast to the debt levels during World War II when our nation made tremendous sacrifices, yet the debt was less than one-third of what it is today.
To address these challenges, I propose a four-pillar plan of action:
Truth in Budgeting: We need to change the way our federal budget is constructed. Unlike households or small businesses, the federal budget automatically increases each year, following a process known as “baseline budgeting.” This system, if unchecked, will add a staggering $2.48 trillion in spending from 2024 to 2031. We need to start budgeting based on the resources available, just as any household or business does.
Fiscal Leadership: Tough choices must be made. We need to cut nondefense discretionary spending by two percent across the board and address the looming Social Security crisis. Social Security is projected to be insolvent by 2033, and we can’t afford to ignore it any longer. Furthermore, we need comprehensive healthcare reform to control costs. It’s also time to eliminate wasteful spending, including programs that are better handled at the state level or have outlived their purpose.
Pro-Growth Tax Policy: A key component of our strategy is a pro-growth tax code. Our current system is filled with high marginal tax rates, tax credits, loopholes, and misguided incentives that only serve certain favored industries. We must extend the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and move towards a flatter, fairer tax system that fosters economic growth.
Budget Process Reform: Our federal budget law is in dire need of reform. Congress has repeatedly missed budget deadlines and passed continuing resolutions, which only perpetuate existing spending levels and add to our deficit. I propose making the budget a joint resolution, which would require the President’s signature or veto. Additionally, I will pursue a Balanced Budget Amendment to ensure fiscal responsibility.
In conclusion, I believe that if we fail to act now, history will remember us as the generation that prospered while sacrificing the future. We have a moral obligation to leave a better future for the next generation, just as previous generations have done for us. Together, we can take the necessary steps to balance our budget, restore our competitiveness, and secure our nation’s economic future.
That is the word Americans use most often to describe our country. So, it’s no surprise that more than 75% of Americans say they are “dissatisfied” with the direction of our nation.
Something has to change.
Every great thing we’ve accomplished as a nation, we’ve done together. Whether it was securing our independence, defeating fascism, landing on the moon, or advancing human knowledge, we triumphed because we stood shoulder to shoulder.
Now, we seem hopelessly broken.
Our leaders have brought us to a place of division and paralysis by convincing us that we have more to fear from each other than anything else.
No American is our enemy simply because they disagree with us–even when they’re wrong.
The problems we face, and the blame we lay, can all be rectified if we look to God, find the good in our fellow Americans, and resolve to trust each other one more time.
I think we can all agree that we will not always agree. But what we can do is focus on those things that bring us together instead of those that tear us apart. That’s the way to freedom.
- SEEK BIPARTISAN SOLUTIONS
- ENCOURAGE COMPROMISE AND COOPERATION
- CONFRONT THE RACIAL, CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL, AND ECONOMIC DIVIDES IN OUR NATION
Over the last 20 years, healthcare inflation has outpaced regular inflation by 40%.
Insurance companies and hospitals work hand-in-hand, creating a virtual monopoly that drives costs through the roof while taking away your choices and power.
They use their money and influence to convince us all that healthcare is too complicated for us to understand.
That’s why healthcare is the only major expense most Americans accept without knowing what we’re getting, how much it costs, what the alternatives are, and if it will even work.
We can end the healthcare monopoly and put patients back in charge by promoting transparency and real competition.
Hospitals and insurance companies should have to compete for your business, not the other way around, and you should be able to shop for the best insurance, medicine, and care without worrying about state borders.
- EMPOWER PATIENTS AND EXPAND THEIR OPTIONS
- IMPROVE TRANSPARENCY AND INCREASE COMPETITION
- GET HEALTHCARE INFLATION UNDER CONTROL
Our focus should not be on climate policies that cost a lot, deliver little, and in the end likely don’t even work. Rather, we should focus our efforts on developing new technology and encouraging innovation that will lead to the production of affordable and dependable green energy.
It is possible for us to have a sensible climate policy without breaking the bank and without sacrificing the amazing opportunities delivered by cheap and abundant energy.
The best investment governments can make is in innovative climate and energy technology. That is how human beings have solved problems around the world throughout history. Humans have a wonderful ability to adapt to circumstances, and we should include that in the climate conversation. The lesson to be drawn is that if a country wants to reduce the number of its citizens dying as a result of climate, it should pursue economic and technological development.
My goals are centered around the United States taking a leading role in several critical areas:
Nuclear Energy Leadership: We need to revitalize our nuclear energy sector. While 57 nuclear power reactors are currently being constructed worldwide, the U.S. has only one in the works. To ensure a sustainable future, we must prioritize the development of nuclear energy technologies.
Energy Permitting System Reform: Our energy permitting system is in need of a major overhaul. To achieve the emissions reductions promised in the Inflation Reduction Act, we must modernize this system, allowing us to construct and develop energy projects more efficiently.
Onshoring Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals: We need to secure our access to rare earth elements and critical minerals, like cobalt and lithium, which are crucial for technologies such as electric vehicles and wind turbines. Currently, China dominates the production and refining of these resources, posing a potential risk to our technological supply chain. We must bring these mining and processing operations back to the United States, or establish strong partnerships with reliable allies to ensure our access to these essential resources.
ACHIEVING ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
America should never depend on foreign nations for our energy, especially those nations who fear and oppose our way of life.
God granted us this rich and bountiful land that already has everything we require to meet our energy needs.
By investing in homegrown and produced energy, we will create family-supporting jobs, reduce energy costs for working Americans, and break the stranglehold that nations like Russia have on the world’s economy.
To do this, we must adopt a national “All Of The Above” energy strategy that includes oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear power, biofuels, and emerging technologies.
My goals for achieving energy independence for America are rooted in self-sufficiency and national security:
Make America a Net-Exporter of Energy: The aim is to transform the United States into a net-exporter of energy resources. By producing more energy than we consume, we can reduce our reliance on foreign nations, particularly those with opposing interests.
Expand the Use of Nuclear Power: Nuclear power is a key component of our energy strategy. By expanding the use of nuclear energy, we can bolster our energy infrastructure and reduce dependence on other forms of energy.
Promote America-Grown Biofuels: Supporting the growth and utilization of biofuels produced in America is essential. This not only encourages sustainable energy sources but also strengthens our domestic economy.
Responsibly Expand Exploration and Development: To achieve energy independence, we must responsibly expand the exploration and development of our own oil, natural gas, and coal resources. This approach ensures a diverse energy portfolio while reducing reliance on foreign energy supplies.
SECURING THE BORDER, SOLVING IMMIGRATION
Politicians in Washington have promised to solve the immigration and border crises for decades.
Yet, our southern border is still overrun with drug peddlers, criminals, and human traffickers, while millions of people live here with no legal status.
It’s time to stop talking about these problems and get down to the hard work of actually fixing them.
The simple truth is that we will never be able to fix our immigration system until we secure our border. However, our border will never be truly secure as long as our immigration system encourages and rewards lawbreaking.
We have to find a way to solve both at virtually the same time.
Unfortunately, our leaders don’t want to make the hard choices needed to accomplish that.
We need an immigration system that secures the border, identifies and removes dangerous illegal immigrants, and provides a realistic, compassionate, and effective solution for the millions of undocumented families who are already here.
It’s time to bring the people living in our nation illegally out of the shadows by providing them with a realistic path to legal status. They won’t jump to the front of the line, but it’s time to give them a place in that line.
That’s the only way to know who is in our nation while also stopping the flow of drugs, violence, and human misery across our southern border.
- BUILD A PHYSICAL BARRIER TO HELP SECURE THE SOUTHERN BORDER
- PROVIDE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO BORDER ENFORCEMENT
- STREAMLINE AND IMPROVE THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
- IDENTIFY AND REMOVE DANGEROUS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
- PROVIDE A PERMANENT PROCESS TO RESOLVE THE STATUS OF UNDOCUMENTED FAMILIES
KEEPING AMERICA STRONG AND SAFE
Across the globe, the enemies of freedom are flexing their power.
Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine, China’s increasingly aggressive imperialism, and the continued provocations from North Korea demonstrate the fragile state of our national security. The way to freedom is an America that is proud and secure in its place in the world, unflinching in the face of tyranny, slow to anger, quick to aid its allies, but always willing to extend the hand of diplomacy to anyone who will take it in good faith.
Peace will always be our goal, but never at the cost of our liberty, independence, or sovereignty.
- ENSURE AMERICA MAINTAINS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MILITARY IN THE WORLD
- STRENGTHEN OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY ALLIES
- CONFRONT CHINA’S EXPANSIONISM IN ASIA AND AFRICA
- DEFEND FREEDOM-LOVING NATIONS
- HOLD AGGRESSORS LIKE RUSSIA ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS
REVITALIZING URBAN AMERICA
America is facing two crises that, at first glance, seem unrelated; the decay of urban communities and the apathy of our youth.
But they are connected. We address both problems with one solution – a new national movement of volunteerism. We’ll encourage, motivate, and equip America’s youth to take ownership of their communities and make a real difference in the lives of people who are hurting and in need.
I propose we start a volunteer movement in our country that would rival the Peace Corps and bring life, education, and mentorship into our urban communities and schools.
- STRENGTHEN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN AMERICA’S CITIES
- ENCOURAGE A NEW SPIRIT OF CIVIC DUTY IN AMERICA’S YOUTH
- REDUCE POVERTY, VIOLENCE, AND DESPAIR IN URBAN AREAS WITHOUT GROWING GOVERNMENT
PROMOTING A CULTURE OF LIFE
I’m proudly pro-life, and I believe that every life matters. I was thankful when the court overturned Roe v. Wade because I believe in the worth and value of every human life.
However, when we talk about being pro-life, the children in foster care are often left out of the conversation.
Being pro-life means recognizing that every life matters and has a God-given purpose.
My wife and I were blessed with four biological children, and we jumped at the chance to adopt another child who has added so much to our family.
My heart breaks for hundreds of thousands of unborn children who lost their lives to abortion last year, but it also breaks for the hundreds of thousands of kids without a real home.
There are over 200,000 American children stuck in the foster care system. Many of them will never have a permanent home. It’s time to create a culture of adoption in this country that gives every American child a chance at a stable, loving family.
It’s time to build a culture of life and adoption in this country so every American child can experience the love and comfort of family.
- PROTECT THE UNBORN
- MAKE ADOPTION EASIER AND MORE AFFORDABLE
- TRANSFORM AMERICA’S FOSTER CARE SYSTEM
STRONG & BOLD GLOBAL LEADERSHIP
Our focus should be on reinvigorating our military. Our citizens need and want to feel safe. We need to build a formidable military, where strength will be our most effective deterrent.
By bolstering recruitment efforts, reemphasizing military might and toughness, and continuing to invest in the development of state-of-the-art equipment and weapons, we will once again have a military that can effectively keep our adversaries in check.
We must show strength and boldness with every action, investment, and statement we make, as our adversaries will pounce on any signs of vulnerability.
- ALL NATO ALLIES MUST COMMIT AT LEAST 2% OF THEIR GDP ON MILITARY SPENDING.
- DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO KEEP IRAN FROM DEVELOPING NUCLEAR WEAPON CAPABILITIES.
- BUILD ECONOMIC AND DIPLOMATIC TIES IN AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA, WHERE CHINA IS CURRENTLY MAKING SIGNIFICANT INROADS.
- CONTINUE DIPLOMACY & JOINT DEFENSE EXERCISES WITH OUR ALLIES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA REGION AS A DETERRENT TO AN INCREASINGLY AGGRESSIVE CHINA.
- NURTURE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL, OUR MOST TRUSTED ALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
- FOCUS ON DIPLOMACY TO END THE UKRAINE/RUSSIA WAR AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.