Ryan has extensive experience working with government, from policy development and legislative affairs, to speech writing and strategic communications. Ryan has a deep understanding of government decision making and how to influence it. He provides clients with innovative tactics to shape public policy and helps distill their message for maximum impact.
Prior to joining Policy Concepts, Ryan served as a senior political advisor at Ontario’s Treasury Board and at the Ministry of Finance, where he advised the Progressive Conservative government on two provincial budgets as well as pandemic support measures, the financial services sector, public sector procurement, alcohol policy, auto insurance reform, and iGaming regulation.
In addition to his experience in government, Ryan has developed and implemented cutting-edge digital communications and advocacy strategies for political parties, unions, industry associations and charities. He has also managed political campaigns at all three levels of government.
Ryan holds an Honours degree in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario.