Effective legislative engagement requires a 360-degree understanding of the political environment and how a policy initiative either complements or runs counter to that environment. Ryan’s experiences working for one of the most powerful committees on Capitol Hill, one of America’s highest profile technology companies, and national political organizations have given her these expertise. And having spent years directly involved in understanding and engaging critical business concerns, she has become a leading policy operative in the technology industry.
As Director of Government Relations for the Intel Corporation, Ryan handled the company’s strategic legislative and political engagement with Republicans in Congress, focusing her advocacy efforts on cybersecurity, trade, competition, intellectual property, privacy, and a range of other issues.
Before moving to Intel, she worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee as both Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel under Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Arlen Specter (PA). Specializing in intellectual property issues and civil law reform, she worked to help pass nearly a dozen bills into law as well as working on the Supreme Court nominations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.
Ryan first earned her political stripes, though, working for the Republican National Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee. It is the combination of these professional experiences that contribute to Ryan’s unique strategic style, which emphasizes aggressive issue engagement driven by a clear focus on long term political objectives.
When not representing the technology industry on the Hill, Ryan spends much of her time learning about wine and has recently enrolled in an intensive sommelier and wine tasting education series.