Ryan Peters


Director, Business Development & Marketing
Washington, D.C.

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Ryan often finds himself at the center of where policy, politics and communications meet. He supports SKDK’s senior leadership in writing pitches, oversees new business development ventures, and manages the firm’s thought leadership and marketing strategy.

An Upstate New York native, Ryan cut his teeth working on policy and communications projects in the Rust Belt: designing campaigns to combat misinformation during the controversial Muslim Ban and acting as spokesperson to a coalition of resettlement agencies, building the early framework for a new Housing Choice Voucher program (“Mobility Counseling”), and managing a $3M tech refresh project at the height of COVID-19 pandemic. Before SKDK, Ryan worked at a PR and issue advocacy firm in the Keystone State for Fortune 100 clients that included Coca-Cola, Walmart, and Philly-based Comcast/NBCUniversal.

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 helped stand-up the Pittsburgh Network for Threatened Scholars (PiNTS) program. He has written extensively about water issues in the Ohio River basin and started as an intern in SKDK’s Albany office during the historic 2019 legislative session.