US Marine Corps Veteran
Length of Service: 2006-2011
Accomplishments: Ryan is the Government Affairs Manager for the Children’s Services Council of Broward County and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. After returning home from the Marines, Ryan aided countywide and local campaigns while also working for the State as a Local Veterans Representative, assisting veterans with finding gainful employment. He has served as the Aide to Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca of District 4. His proudest moment in the Commissioner’s office was his role in implementing the Veteran Enabled Transit Pass (V.E.T. Pass) through Broward County Transit. The program provides low income veterans a free bus pass on a month to month basis while providing vital transitional services. Ryan’s work for veterans doesn’t stop there. Through various community resources, he has organized events raising money and awareness for organizations dedicated to the success of our nations veterans. He sits on the United Way’s Mission United board and chairs the Veterans Issues Legislative Team for Broward Days — an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan group of people advocating for the diverse needs and concerns of the citizens of Broward County, Florida. Ryan is also the chair of HANDY’s NextGen Committee, providing young professional leadership to a local not for profit aimed to embrace, educate, and empower abused, neglected, and disadvantaged youth.