Ryan Gleason
  • Manager of the Great Lakes Region, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Ryan Gleason is manager of the Great Lakes Region in the Congressional and Public Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. To achieve the Chamber’s public policy goals, Gleason cultivates and maintains legislative, political, media, and grassroots resources throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

In addition, he helps lead the Chamber’s efforts to strengthen its relationships with members of Congress through member businesses, associations, and local and state chambers of commerce across the region.

Most recently, Gleason worked at a government affairs firm advising clients on financial services, taxation, and tech issues. Earlier in his career, Gleason worked in the Illinois House of Representatives. Subsequently, he spent five years in Washington, D.C., working for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, representing the state at the federal level.

Gleason worked on a number of local, state, and federal campaigns, including two successful gubernatorial campaigns in Illinois and Missouri in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in economics and political science. Gleason currently resides in Chicago.