Senior Director Regional Advocacy, Southeast
Ryan is a Senior Regional Advocacy Director for ExcelinEd, where he focuses on education reform across the Southeast. He previously served as Vice President of the Georgia Chamber, leading the organization’s policy initiatives in education, health care, transportation and other areas. Before joining the Chamber, Ryan was an award-winning political reporter for the Atlanta Business Chronicle and a commentator on The Georgia Gang on Fox 5 Atlanta. A Florida native, Ryan is a proud graduate of The University of the South, Leadership Cobb and the Institute for Educational Leadership. He was the founding board chairman of the Georgia Cyber Academy, the largest public school in Georgia, and currently serves on the board of the Georgia Charter Schools Association.
Ryan serves as the Regional Advocacy Director for the Southeast region, and his portfolio of states includes Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.