Meet Ryan Mackenzie 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, chair of the Financial Services and Banking Subcommittee with the House Commerce Committee, secretary of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, deputy majority whip, and deputy chair of the House Majority Policy Committee. 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, the Aggregate Advisory Board, and the Commission on Education and Economic Competitiveness (2030 Commission). Legislative Accomplishments 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. Early Career 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 $60 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 at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, and the U.S. Army War College. Community Involvement An active member of the local community, Ryan is involved in a number of charities and nonprofit organizations. He currently serves on the executive council of the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute; as a member of the Strategic Early Warning Network (SEWN) program, which provides direct technical assistance to Pennsylvania manufacturers in need of support; and as a board member with an affordable housing nonprofit. Ryan previously served on the board of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and on the community advisory committee of the Autism Resource Hub of Lehigh Valley. Awards and Honors Ryan has been recognized for his work domestically and internationally, and has received numerous awards and honors. He was named as a leader in technology at the Consumer Technology Association’s annual Consumer Electronics Show, 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 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 American Council on Germany. Personal Ryan and his wife, Chloe, make their home in Lower Macungie Township with their rescue hound dog, Ruckus. Learn more on my Facebook page.