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Vice President of Government Affairs, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber
330-744-2131, ext. 1214

Ryan McNaughton

In his position in Government Affairs, Ryan McNaughton will develop and implement an annual action plan advancing public policy promoting economic prosperity for Regional Chamber members and quality of life for the Valley; serve as a liaison between Chamber members and local, state and federal governments; develop the content, agendas and sponsorships for government affairs events including the Columbus Drive-In, D.C. Fly-in, Salute to Elected Officials Wine Tasting, Lattes & Legislators speaker series and other events; advocate in Columbus and D.C. on behalf of Regional Chamber members and the business community; and more. 
The Niles resident was most recently the director of Community Relations & Resource Development for the Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities and executive director of its Fairhaven Foundation. He had also spent eight years at Kent State University, as associate director of Advancement, Division of Student Affairs, and later as associate director of Advancement at Kent’s Ashtabula campus. McNaughton was also serving a third term as Niles City Councilman at-large/President Pro Tem, before resigning to join the Chamber. 
McNaughton has years of experience in sports broadcasting and is currently the Freelance Play by Play Talent at Baldwin Wallace University, where he also emcees the Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony. He is president-elect and a member of the Syracuse Alumni Association, having received his Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. He also earned his Master of Arts degree in Public Relations from Kent State University and his Master of Education from Westminster College.  

McNaughton and his wife Kristenne are the proud parents of two boys.

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