Join us for breakfast, coffee, and a legislative update from our partners at the PA and US Chambers of Commerce. Feel free to contact the chamber abut relevant topics that you may like to talk about, or even questions you may want answered. Bring your business cards and "60-second elevator pitch" to start your day with us!
About Ryan Gleason:
Senior Manager, Government Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Ryan Gleason is senior manager of the Great Lakes Region in the Congressional and Public Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. To achieve the Chamber’s public policy goals, Gleason cultivates and maintains legislative, political, media, and grassroots resources throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
In addition, he helps lead the Chamber’s efforts to strengthen its relationships with members of Congress through member businesses, associations, and local and state chambers of commerce across the region.
Most recently, Gleason worked at a government affairs firm advising clients on financial services, taxation, and tech issues. Earlier in his career, Gleason worked in the Illinois House of Representatives. Subsequently, he spent five years in Washington, D.C., working for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, representing the state at the federal level.
Gleason worked on a number of local, state, and federal campaigns, including two successful gubernatorial campaigns in Illinois and Missouri in 2014 and 2016, respectively.
He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in economics and political science. Gleason currently resides in Chicago.
About Aaron Riggleman:
MANAGER, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Aaron Riggleman joined the PA Chamber’s Government Affairs team in April of 2023. His responsibilities include grassroots coordination with local and regional chambers, as well as tackling education policy and policies aimed at improving the Commonwealth’s workforce. Prior to joining the PA Chamber, Riggleman served in various roles in the campaign world varying from the federal to the local level. He most recently worked for the House Republican Campaign Committee where he helped orchestrate victorious State House campaigns. A recent graduate of Grove City College, where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in 2022, Riggleman is a proud son of western Pennsylvania where he was born and raised.