Named the 2013 Campaign Manager of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants, Ryan Horn is one of the Midwest’s premier political strategists.
Using traditional and cutting-edge communications tools, Ryan has designed innovative campaign strategies for candidates, organizations and corporations in multiple states. In 2014, his clients included candidates for Governor, Congress, Attorney General, and state legislature.
After nearly a decade in corporate PR, Ryan returned to campaign strategy with a bang, as Campaign Manager and Media Strategist for the successful campaign of Jean Stothert, who in 2013 became the first female mayor of Omaha. With Ryan’s help, Ms. Stothert built a powerful and appealing brand, defeating a democratic incumbent in a democratic city, by over 15 points. It is for this historic win that the AAPC awarded him their top honor.
Before joining Sandler-Innocenzi, Ryan served as a corporate affairs consultant and professional media trainer with Redstone communication, where he served clients in the higher education, energy and retail sectors, including Wal-Mart and Nebraska Furniture Mart, America’s largest home furnishings store and a Berkshire Hathaway company.
After beginning his career working on campaigns on the west coast and southwest, as well as the NRSC in 2004, Horn spent nearly a decade in corporate PR with Walmart. There he directed the company’s public affairs operation in the Midwest and West, including successful ballot initiative campaigns in Missouri, Utah and the Dakotas.
Ryan grew up in Omaha, NE, where he lives with his two children, Truman (12) and Eleanor (9). He is a graduate of The George Washington University, where he earned a B.A. in Economics, and Political Science.