About Ryan Rudominer, Principal & Founder R2 Strategic Consulting

Ryan Rudominer is the principal and founder of R2 Strategic Consulting
Ryan Rudominer is the principal and founder of R2 Strategic Consulting

For nearly fifteen years, Ryan has operated on the front lines of multiple campaigns, providing strategic counseling to members of Congress, trade associations, corporate executives, as well as issue-advocacy and non-profit organizations.

Known for his tireless work ethic and ability to get things done even under the most challenging conditions, Ryan specializes in strategic communications planning and execution, advocacy communications and media relations. He credits personalized attention and customized strategies for his successful campaigns.

Ryan previously served as Executive Director for Communications at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), which represents 95 percent of US shareholder-owned electric utility companies and approximately 70 percent of the entire U.S. electric power industry.

During Superstorm Sandy, Ryan set a new industry standard for crisis communications by establishing an unprecedented, industry-wide centralized communications center and rapid-response operation.

Over a three-week period, Ryan and his team worked around the clock to provide more than twice-daily briefings for EEI officers and staff, member companies, CEOs, and senior Administration officials.

Such a robust, centralized-communications response is now considered integral in all industry-crisis planning. 

Ryan was previously a member of New Partners Consulting. While there he worked closely with corporate clients, advocacy groups, and non-profits to provide strategic messaging and branding, issue campaigns, and coalition building.

Before that, he worked on Capitol Hill as National Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. His four-year tenure at the DCCC also included a position as the DCCC’s Midwest Regional Press Secretary where he developed and executed strategic communications plans for 25 highly targeted congressional campaigns that netted six Democratic congressional seats.

Prior to his four-year tenure with the DCCC, Ryan served as communications director for several members of Congress, including Representatives Joe Sestak and Steve Israel. Ryan got his start in Washington at the National Jewish Democratic Council where he worked in 2001 and 2002. 

Ryan grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from Emory University.