Ryan was elected State Senator in August 2021. He represents the 36th District, which includes Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan.
Ryan is a native of the district, a businessman, and an active volunteer in his community.
“I certainly, as soon as I was elected, felt the weight of responsibility of everyone I represent.”
Born in Connecticut and raised in Greenwich, Ryan is a graduate of the Greenwich public schools. After studying economics at Northwestern University, he chose to return to Connecticut to start a career and build a life.
Renewable Energy Professional
Ryan spent most of his career working in commodities markets, moving tens of millions of tons of agriculture and energy goods around the world. He specialized in renewable energy, including managing biorefineries, logistics, and market risk. Currently, Ryan works at a growth equity firm that invests in medium-sized businesses and advises their management to help them grow
Ryan spent seven years as a volunteer tutor in inner-city charter schools and served on the leadership of the Associate Council of the KIPP charter school network. He also volunteers locally for Greenwich United Way and Meals on Wheels. Ryan also served on the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting, representing District 12, and currently serves on the town’s Energy Efficiency Committee, which is focused on reducing energy costs in town government.
Ryan serves as the Ranking Member of the Aging Committee in the legislature and as a member of the Finance and Education Committees. In his first term he wrote a bill to examine and reduce the negative effects of cell phones and social media in schools, which was incorporated into a larger bill on mental health and passed. He also co-sponsored bipartisan legislation on the environment and public safety and supported important investments. He has introduced numerous bills to reduce taxes and cost of living as well as key legislation to reform 8-30g and increase local control. Finally, he has advocated alongside colleagues for important state investments in Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan.