Ryan Woodward is chief of legislative and regulatory affairs at the National Volunteer Fire Council.
Ryan grew up on Long Island and graduated from Gettysburg College in 2012 with a degree in economics. While at Gettysburg he was involved in Student Senate, Honor Commission, College Republicans, Sigma Chi, and Alpha Phi Omega. Ryan also served on the Adams County Republican Committee as board member and committeeman, studied at American University’s Washington Semester program, and is an alumnus of the Eisenhower Institute’s Inside Politics program, the predecessor to Inside Washington.
It was at Gettysburg that Ryan started interning on Capitol Hill. During his freshman summer, he interned in the personal office of then-Congressman Peter King (R-NY). During his sophomore and junior summers, he interned for the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee. While at American University during the fall of his senior year Ryan interned for Senator Pat Toomey.
After graduating from Gettysburg, Ryan worked as a staff assistant for the House of Representatives Committee on House Administration. Six months later after the Committee’s Chairman lost his bid for re-election Ryan joined Rep. Peter King’s staff.
Ryan worked for Rep. King for nearly 8 years until his retirement from Congress. During that time Ryan served as the Congressman’s Legislative Correspondent, Legislative Assistant, Senior Legislative Assistant, and Legislative Director. Ryan also assisted the Congressman with his work on the Homeland Security Committee. During this time Rep. King was the Chairman of the Committee’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, and then Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness Response and Recovery.