Erin Ryan
Alumni Impact Committee Chair, NLC Columbus

Erin Ryan is a policy analyst at Innovation Ohio, a progressive policy and advocacy non-profit based in Columbus, Ohio. Her portfolio is focused on a broad set of policy issues affecting women and families, including paid family leave, abortion and reproductive health care, and pay equity. She also currently serves as the managing director of the Women’s Public Policy Network, a coalition of organizations working collaboratively to advance policy solutions that build economic opportunity for women and families.

Prior to her role at Innovation Ohio, Erin was the Deputy Finance Director and Grassroots Fundraising Events Coordinator for the FitzGerald-Neuhardt 2014 gubernatorial campaign. She has years of experience in Ohio politics, working in fundraising and organizing roles for campaigns including Senator Brown’s 2012 re-election and We Are Ohio, the 2011 campaign which led the successful effort to protect collective bargaining rights.

Ryan received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University. During her time there, she was a member of the Politics, Society, and Law Scholars Program, participated in the NEW Leadership Ohio conference, 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 in a politically active family where politics was always a conversation at the dinner table – helping to shape her career path. She resides in Columbus with her husband, Darren.