Ryan Martin

Deputy Director, NGA Center For Best Practices

Ryan Martin is the Deputy Director of the Center for Best Practices, where he assists in leading the Center’s work to help states develop effective solutions to public policy challenges.

Prior to joining NGA, Ryan spent 10 years working with members of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means and U.S. Senate Finance Committee to develop and advance legislation to reduce poverty, protect children, improve maternal and child health, and ensure social programs achieve results. Prior to working for Congress, Ryan was the Executive Officer for the Office of Family Assistance, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ryan holds a master’s degree in public policy and bachelor’s degree in economics, both from Brigham Young University. He has also received a certificate in key executive leadership from the American University School of Public Affairs.