Ryan often finds himself at the center of where policy, politics and communications meet—devising policy-informed strategies and navigating client needs in an ever-changing political and media landscape. He supports SKDK’s senior leadership in writing pitches, oversees new business development ventures, and manages the firm’s marketing initiatives.
An Upstate New York native, Ryan cut his teeth working on policy and communications projects in the Rust Belt: designing campaigns to combat misinformation at a refugee resettlement agency during the controversial Muslim Ban, developing the early stages of a new Mobility Counseling program to balance racial and economic equity issues in public housing, and working in the Peduto administration to manage a $3M tech refresh project and implement data transparency practices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, he worked at a public relations and issue advocacy firm and was a Public Affairs intern in SKDK’s Albany office during the historic 2019 legislative session.
Ryan is a proud State University of New York (SUNY) graduate and completed a master’s in policy research and analysis at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also served as a Communications Fellow and wrote extensively about water issues in the Ohio River basin.