Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Ryan Irvin has more than a decade of experience in the areas of communications, political organizing, and digital. Ryan has a degree in business economics from Grand Valley State University and a law degree from MSU College of Law. Ryan is personally driven by issues of economic justice, racial equity generally but especially in education, and health care cost and access.
Ryan’s career in organizational development and digital started from the late 1990s to the mid 2000s working for and starting online businesses in the sporting goods, retail technology, and sports memorabilia verticals. After many years organizing for President Obama’s campaigns and political organization, in early 2012, Ryan started Change Media Group as a part-time business while working as the Director of Communications for the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ). He saw the great potential data and high quality creative had to improve advertising to help advocacy groups and campaigns save money and drive better results. In short, to bring positive change to the world in ways big and small. Today, Change Media Group has a team of 16 across the country and has served more than 250 clients in more than 30 states. While there is always room to improve, Change Media Group seeks to practice what we preach by offering clients affordable help and measurable value, by offering progressive benefits and profit sharing with all 16 employees, and by pushing for greater and greater diversity. Change Media Group is 80% woman-owned, 75% staffed by woman, and 12.5% staffed by people of color.
Ryan is proud that Change Media Group group has been able to work on large, impactful projects delivering the right message, to the right people, at the right time; and telling stories that move people to action and campaigns to victory.
Ryan lives with his wife Amanda and kids Amelia and Malcolm. He enjoys playing golf and hockey; traveling with his wife Amanda; spending time with his extended family in Northern Michigan; reading books about brain science, investing, and economic fairness; and chasing after their daughter Amelia. He is passionate about doing good and giving back, especially to his hometown of Flint.