Ryan has spent over two decades working on legislative and business issues related to economic development, transportation infrastructure, apprenticeships, labor law, contracting code, capital construction funding, local governments, LNG terminals, and procurement.
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 business commodities to domestic and global markets. Most recently, Ryan helped clients secure a $10 million capital construction funding allocation for the Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center and $2 million for the Curry Health Network Brookings Emergency Room, as well as the establishment of a new tax credit for Oregon’s shortline railroads, and passage of both of Oregon’s largest and environmentally friendly transportation packages, totaling over $6 billion in transportation project investments.
Ryan’s expertise comes from knowing the legislative process and his strong relationships with leaders in both political parties in the House, Senate, and Governor’s Office. Ryan has served as a policy advisor and chief of staff in the Oregon State Senate, as well as a campaign manager and field director on campaigns. Additionally, Ryan excels at helping policymakers understand the real-world effects of proposed bills or regulations on his clients.
Regardless of political swings, Ryan’s ability to translate client needs into an obtainable political strategy has helped PW Lobby Group clients achieve success.