Director of Political & Public Affairs
At L&S, Ryan makes connections, makes plans and makes things happen as the Director of Political & Public Affairs. Each day he leads strategies and helps solve business problems for clients, bringing a significant amount of experience in politics, economic development and public policy to the agency. Ryan previously worked for South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the South Dakota Republican Party before joining the agency in 2017. Originally from Belle Fourche, SD, Ryan studied political science and leadership at the University of South Dakota and likes to spend his free time outside golfing or trap shooting.