Sam Ryan

President & CEO
About This Project

Sam Ryan

President & CEO

Sam founded Keybridge Communications in 2003 at the age of 29. Under his leadership, the company has expanded from a one-man ghostwriting shop to one of the nation’s preeminent public affairs firms.


Over the years, he has worked as a key strategist in many of America’s most prominent policy battles, while directing opinion media campaigns for dozens of Fortune 500s, trade groups, unions, and non-profits. In his current role, Sam oversees business operations and manages the company’s growth.


Prior to Keybridge, Sam was a member of the editorial staff of the Wall Street Journal, where he was based in Brussels. Before that, he was Letters Editor of the Washington Times.


He has been published in leading newspapers across the country – including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. Sam has also appeared on numerous national radio and television shows – from NPR to Fox News.


Sam serves on the board of For Love of Children, a local charity dedicated to helping students from low-income families. He is a former board member of the DC Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.


He holds a degree in English Literature from Columbia University, where he rowed on the varsity lightweight crew. He is an avid guitar player and has two red-headed daughters, Molly and Catherine.


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