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December 29, 2020 Cory Carlson

What bold action do you need to take? | Podcast interview with Ryan Walker

In this episode, you’ll discover… 

  • The importance of self-awareness and how you can improve your work and home life by increasing it ([4:34])
  • How to maintain the boundaries that the current world situation has created so you can stay connected and productive ([9:21])
  • How to successfully navigate the anxiety that comes with taking a leap of faith in your life ([15:00])
  • What the story of Abraham can teach you about obedience and trust in God when faced with seemingly impossible decisions ([19:34])
  • Lessons you can teach your children when faced with fear of the unknown ([28:11])
  • A simple step you can take today to begin healing the partisan political division in our country ([33:17])

Ryan Walker’s bio:

As Senior Director of U.S. Government Affairs for bp, Ryan advocated on the company’s behalf to Members of Congress, their staff and key White House personnel.  Additionally, Ryan advised C-suite level executives on political and legislative strategies to help effectively position the company to win key policy debates. 

As Chief of Staff to Congressman Bob Latta, Ryan served as his principal policy, political, and operational advisor.  In his role, Ryan managed the Washington, DC office as well as three district offices and served as primary liaison to the Committee on Energy and Commerce—the Committee on which Congressman Latta serves.  Additionally, Ryan served as the office’s primary liaison to the Office of the Majority Whip to help facilitate Congressman Latta’s role as a Deputy Majority Whip—helping to count and gather votes to pass key pieces of legislation.  Ryan also served as Congressman Latta’s principal advisor in his role as co-chairman of the Congressional French Caucus. 

Prior to serving as Congressman Latta’s Chief of Staff, Ryan served as Legislative Director to Congressman Paul Gillmor (R-OH-5).  In this capacity, Ryan was tasked with developing a legislative agenda that mirrored the Congressman’s priorities for the Fifth District as well as taking into his unique situation as a member of both the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on Energy & Commerce.  Ryan managed a team of two legislative assistants and a legislative correspondent to ensure that the Congressman was appropriately and timely informed of activity on the House floor, Committee proceedings, and current events back in his congressional district that may impact legislative decision-making. 

For the past 13 years, Ryan has focused his attention to the area of telecommunications/technology and energy policy.  Additionally, Ryan has focused his management roles on refreshing the manner in which a congressional office operates.  Utilizing private sector customer satisfaction metrics to determine if outreach and service strategies have been effective are a key component to ensuring proper use of taxpayer resources.

In addition to his capacity in the official government offices of Congressman Gillmor and Latta, Ryan also served each of the aforementioned members of Congress as an advisor to their political operations.  Most recently, Ryan managed the re-election campaigns of Congressman Latta in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014.  Additionally, Ryan has served as a volunteer advisor to the Ohio campaign operations of the Bush, McCain, and Romney presidential campaigns. 

Complementing his political and government service, Ryan served as an adjunct professor in The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management’s Legislative Affairs program where he taught a course on “Politics & Public Policy”. 

Ryan completed his undergraduate degree at Kent State University graduating in 2000 with a degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science.  Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Ryan was awarded a Wolcott Fellowship and enrolled as a graduate student at The George Washington University.  In 2005, Ryan graduated from the GW School of Business with a Master of Public Administration degree. 

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Cory Carlson

Cory Carlson is passionate about connecting people to greater performance and more significant purpose. Cory's competency of extensive sales/marketing and team development mixed with character of helping people have greater impact allows him to transform businesses and their leadership. As the leader goes, so does the company...and home. Cory's professional experience includes being President of Sales for national contractor, interactions with private equity ownership, boardroom meetings, to sales call with sales personnel. Coaching experience ranges from one-on-ones with CEOs/Executives to team workshops/retreats. If looking for holistic growth, let's connect!