Ryan M. Silva

Director of Government Relations, State Relations
University Hall 104F
518-956-8020
rsilva@albany.edu

Ryan Silva joined UAlbany in 2016 as Director of Government Relations, State Relations. In this role, Ryan supports the implementation of the University’s government relations agenda by working with University faculty, researchers and staff and advocating to secure external resources for priority programs and research projects. Ryan previously worked at Empire State Development (ESD), serving as vice president of regional economic development and also as deputy director of the regional economic development councils (REDC), overseeing the REDC process. Prior to joining ESD, Ryan worked at the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce where he held several positions including director of economic development and government affairs, director of business development and membership director.

Ryan earned a B.A. in public communications from the College of Saint Rose.