Ryan Peters

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 co-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 served as a Communications Fellow and wrote extensively about water issues in the Ohio River basin.