Ryan J. Banagan

Governmental Relations

As part of the governmental relations team Ryan assists in the representation of clients in a broad array of policy matters such as healthcare, financial services, transportation, infrastructure, consumer products, racing and gaming and not-for profits. He specializes in researching and monitoring all forms of policy initiatives and government action including legislation, regulations, public hearings, press releases, websites and other news outlets. Ryan prepares a daily morning newsletter that summarizes the top stories in New York State and federally that is distributed exclusively to our clients and staff.

In addition to his work in governmental relations, Ryan is the editor and head writer for The Week That Was, a weekly newsletter on legislative, political, and other governmental activity that is distributed to clients and other interested parties.

Prior to joining FWC in 2016, Ryan worked for the New York State Assembly Majority in the Communications and Information Services Department.

Ryan is a native of Delmar, New York and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Union College, as well as a G.C.J. from Langara College in Vancouver, B.C.

You can contact Ryan by email to or by telephone at (518) 436-0786 Ext. 441.