Ryan McInerney

Ryan McInerney, Vice President Campaign Management

Ryan McInerney spent the past two election cycles at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)—the Democratic Party’s campaign arm for U.S. House races—most recently serving on the executive leadership team as the Senior Political Advisor and Research Director for the DCCC’s nearly $80 million independent expenditure (IE) program.

While on the IE, Ryan managed a staff of 15 and played a leading role in directing strategy and paid media communications in 47 U.S. House races across 21 states. He worked directly with consultants and pollsters to craft multi-pronged, targeted communications plans consisting of 122 polls, 109 TV ads, 23 radio ads, 143 mail pieces, and 270 digital pieces that localized national issues and trends in ways that connected with persuadable voters. Despite a challenging national environment, Democrats picked up six seats in the House.

In addition to his work on the DCCC IE, Ryan has extensive experience with candidate campaigns. In 2014, Ryan joined the DCCC as its West Regional Research Director, managing strategic and policy research for over 15 top-tier campaigns throughout the West, including in California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. His team successfully defended every vulnerable Democratic incumbent in California in a cycle where the House lost 13 seats nationwide. Prior to the DCCC, Ryan served as the Director of Legislative and Federal-State Relations at the California Institute for Federal Policy Research in Washington, D.C. where he analyzed and communicated nonpartisan research on important issues, such as health care, the environment, and education, to various state interests. He was also a Capital Fellows Program participant in the Executive Office at the Orange County Superior Court, crafted messages for numerous campaigns at a strategic communications firm in Oakland, and served on Phil Angelides’ gubernatorial campaign in 2006.

Before moving to Washington, D.C., Ryan proudly served on President Obama’s successful re-election campaign as his VP Team Lead for Rapid Response Research, coordinating research efforts for a 7-member team focusing on then-VP candidate Paul Ryan and leading rapid response efforts during the VP debate.

Ryan received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine and a J.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He grew up in Southern California and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mallory, and their dog, Marlow.