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Ryan Gough


Partner | Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Ryan Gough is a seasoned advocacy and campaign professional who understands how important the details are when the camera lights come on and what it means to put points on the board. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Partnership to Advance Cardiovascular Health (PACH) where he regularly convenes influential stakeholders to address access barriers and improve awareness about cardiovascular disease.

Prior to joining Woodberry, Ryan managed the 2012 and 2016 Iowa Republican Caucuses for the Iowa GOP and went on to lead the Republican National Committee’s statewide Iowa campaign to support Mitt Romney’s bid for the presidency. He later managed a top-targeted “Young Guns” race for Congress on the North Shore of Massachusetts that attracted more than $10 million in total spending.

Ryan now focuses on helping organizations make change in creative and compelling ways. A native Tennessean, Ryan graduated from Davidson College cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Katherine, and their children, Hayes and Eleanor.