Education & Certifications
- Currently pursuing an MBA at Willamette University
- B.S. Political Science
- Portland State University ‘04
Leadership & Service
- Cascade Capital Funding Board of Directors; 2021 – Present
- The McLaren Foundation; 2022 – Present
- Salem Chamber Ambassador; 2022 – Present
- Salem City Club Business Leader; 2022 – Present
Ryan excels at helping policymakers understand the real-world human impact proposed bills and regulations have on his clients. Regardless of political swings, Ryan’s ability to translate client needs into a viable political strategy has helped Pac/West Lobby Group clients achieve their goals and overcome challenges previously seen as insurmountable. Ryan’s coalition-building skills have led to the development of key state programs like Connect Oregon, where millions have been invested in roads, rail, bridges, and ports to move Oregon’s commodities to domestic and global markets. Ryan’s expertise comes from knowing the legislative process and his strong relationships with leaders in both political parties of the Oregon Legislature and the Governor’s Office.
Ryan has more than two decades of government affairs experience working on legislative and business issues related to economic development, critical transportation infrastructure, apprenticeships, labor law, contracting code, capital construction funding, local governments, and procurement. Before becoming a lobbyist, Ryan was a policy advisor and chief of staff in the Oregon State Senate and managed campaigns and field operations for regional and statewide candidates and ballot measures.
- Government Affairs
- Construction and Labor
- Campaign Strategy
- Coalition Building
- Bill Implementation Strategy
- Economic Development
Ryan cares about…
Building collaborative relationships by finding common values and interests to create long-lasting and real-world solutions to problems. Ryan believes in the power of mentorship and encouraging young people to aspire to leadership positions. He also seeks out opportunities to get involved with the communities where he works to make sure everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
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