Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan

Former U.S. Speaker of the House

Paul Ryan was the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. In office from October 2015 to January 2019, he was the youngest speaker in nearly 150 years.

Before becoming Speaker, Ryan was Chairman of the House’s Budget Committee and Ways and Means Committee. Ryan was former Gov. Mitt Romney’s 2012 vice-presidential nominee. First elected to Congress in 1998 at age 28, Ryan represented the people of Wisconsin’s First Congressional District for two decades.

Ryan is a member of many Boards, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Fox Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH, SHINE Medical Technologies, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, and UniversalCIS.

Ryan is also Teneo’s Vice Chairman, a Partner at Solamere Capital, and Founder of the American Idea Foundation. He is also a Professor of the Practice at the University of Notre Dame and a visiting fellow in public policy practice at the American Enterprise Institute. Ryan is additionally the author of “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea” and “American Renewal: A Conservative Plan to Strengthen the Social Contract and Save the Country’s Finances.”

Ryan earned degrees in Economics and Political Science and an honorary doctorate from Miami University.