Ryan E. Mackenzie is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives serving the 187th Legislative District (parts of Lehigh County).
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
During the 2023-24 Legislative Session, Ryan has been appointed to serve as Republican chair of the House Labor and Industry Committee.
In previous sessions Ryan has served as majority chair of the House Government Oversight Committee, deputy majority whip, deputy chair of the House Majority Policy Committee, vice chair of the House Labor and Industry Committee, chair of the Financial Services and Banking Subcommittee with the House Commerce Committee, and chair of the Workforce Development Subcommittee with the Economic Recovery Task Force.
In addition, Ryan has been appointed to represent the House on the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority, the Recycling Fund Advisory Committee, and the Aggregate Advisory Board.
Ryan is a strong advocate for what he sees as the most important issues facing Pennsylvania: creating jobs, protecting taxpayers, strengthening education, and reforming government. He has successfully passed legislation in these areas, and will continue to fight for these causes. For more information on Ryan’s legislative accomplishments, click here
Prior to being elected to office, Ryan served as the director of policy at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. In this senior management role, he worked on issues relating to unemployment compensation reform, workers’ comp insurance, the Uniform Construction Code, and workforce development. He was successful in leading the way on bipartisan efforts that saved Pennsylvania taxpayers $100 million by refinancing debt and will save an additional $400 million per year by implementing other reform measures. Ryan also represented the Department on the Board of the Team PA Foundation, the Environmental Quality Board, and the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority.
Ryan began his career by working on a number of political campaigns and earned his real estate sales license before entering public service and accepting a position at the U.S. Department of Labor. While there, he worked extensively on domestic and international assignments and gained a strong understanding of labor market dynamics.
Life and Education
Ryan is a ninth-generation resident of Pennsylvania, where his family has lived since colonial times. He graduated from Parkland High School, received his undergraduate degree in Finance and International Business from New York University, and earned his Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Ryan has continued his education by completing programs for state government officials at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.
An active member of the local community, Ryan is involved in a number of charities and non-profit organizations. He currently serves on the board of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the executive council of the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, the community advisory committee of the Autism Resource Hub of Lehigh Valley, and is a board member of the AHEPA #60 Apartments that provide affordable housing for seniors.
Awards and Honors
Ryan has been recognized for his work domestically and internationally. He was named one of the 20 under 40 by the Council of State Governments and 40 Under 40 by both Lehigh Valley Business and City & State PA, was selected as a Toll Fellow by the Council of State Governments, and received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business. Additionally, he was named a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation; was selected to serve as a delegate to the Palestinian Territories, Israel, and Jordan by the American Council of Young Political Leaders; and has been named a fellow by the U.S. Japan Foundation, U.S. Japan Leadership Program, and the British-American Project.
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