Ryan Alexander served as president of Taxpayers for Common Sense from 2006 through 2019, after serving on the board for more than seven years. She has testified on Congress on a wide range of topics relating to federal spending, subsidies, and fiscal policy, and her comments have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on CNN, Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, and NPR, among other outlets.
Over the past two decades, Ryan has served as a litigating attorney, funder, small business owner, and nonprofit executive. Ryan co-founded Appalachian Mountain Advocates, which she continues to chair, and sits on the boards of directors of the Fund for Constitutional Government, Project on Government Oversight, and R Street Institute.
Ryan received a B.A. with honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, a law degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and was awarded a National Association for Public Interest Law Equal Justice Fellowship. Get in touch with Ryan.