Policy Analyst and Women’s Public Policy Network Managing Director
Erin Ryan, Policy Analyst and Women’s Public Policy Network Managing Director, has experience working on a broad set of policy issues affecting women and families, including paid family leave, abortion and reproductive health care, and pay equity. Prior to her role at Innovation Ohio, she was the Deputy Finance Director and Grassroots Fundraising Events Coordinator of the FitzGerald-Neuhardt 2014 gubernatorial campaign. Erin has years of experience in Ohio politics, working in fundraising and field operations for races including Senator Sherrod Brown’s 2012 re-election campaign and We Are Ohio, the campaign which led the successful effort to repeal Senate Bill 5 in 2011. Ryan received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University. During her time at Ohio State, she was a member of the Politics, Society, and Law Scholars Program; participated in the NEW Leadership Ohio conference, a national bi-partisan program that addresses the underrepresentation of women in American politics; and graduated from the Washington Academic Internship Program, a competitive internship and academic program through the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, where she interned at EMILY’s List. Erin was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Columbus with her husband, Darren.