Digital Director, Tom Barrett for WI Governor
Ryan Alexander was the Digital Director for Tom Barrett's campaign in Wisconsin. Prior to joining the Barrett campaign, he was the Digital Director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. During the summer recalls, Alexander was the Deputy Communications Director for Rep. Peter Barca. In the 2010 election cycle, Alexander was the Digital Strategy and Online Communications Director for Tom Barrett for Governor. Prior to returning to politics, Alexander was a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton where worked with Department of Defense clients to leverage social media in their communications and outreach plans. Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Alexander was in charge of Online Strategy and Advocacy at WebStrong Group where he consulted for numerous political campaigns and organizations such as Tom Harkin for Senate, Women's Voices Women Vote (WVWV), and Brian Paddick for London Mayor. As a political Internet strategist, Alexander made history in the summer of 2006 when he created the first "Facebook" pages for a Presidential candidate, Senator Evan Bayh. After Sen. Evan Bayh dropped out of the Presidential race in late 2006, Alexander then managed the award-winning online strategy for Philadelphia Mayoral candidate Dwight Evans and worked with the John Edwards for President campaign to successfully crowdsource the candidate's schedule on www.eventful.com. In 2004, Alexander was awarded College Democrat of the Year for his efforts as a field staffer for Kerry/Edwards in the battleground state of Wisconsin and as field organizer earlier in the cycle for Dean for America. He is a cum laude graduate of Marquette University with a degree in Political Science.
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