Ryan Teague previously served as the Executive Counsel to Governor Nathan Deal. He has also served as Deputy Executive Counsel to Governor Sonny Perdue. Ryan was also General Counsel to Freedom’s Watch, a significant 501(c)(4) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. from 2007 to 2009 that engaged in political affairs.
In the Governor’s Office, Ryan worked on a wide range of issues that were critical to the management of state government and built relationships with numerous interest groups to further major initiatives. He has an in-depth knowledge of how Georgia government functions and how to address strategic problems for clients who interact with the State of Georgia. Ryan has played an active role in the drafting of legislation of all types over the past decade and has also been involved in crisis management and communications strategy.
Ryan was actively involved in significant appellate jurisdiction and other court reforms, reforms to the state lottery system, groundbreaking criminal justice reform initiatives, significant transportation funding reform and numerous other legislative initiatives.
Ryan has been active in political fundraising throughout the State of Georgia, currently serving as the Finance Chairman for the Georgia Republican Party.
Ryan serves on Governor Nathan Deal’s Judicial Nominating Commission and as chairman of the Georgia State Compensation Commission which recommends the salaries for a range of state officers. Ryan served on the State Marijuana Commission from 2015-2016 which made recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly on policies related to the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Ryan is a member of the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federalist Society. He also serves on the boards of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation and the Georgia Highway Contractors Association.