Ryan McFarland

Federal Government Relations Manager
The Northwest Seaport Alliance

Ryan manages federal government relations and policy issues for the Port of Seattle and The Northwest Seaport Alliance. He is a subject matter expert on federal transportation, maritime, and trade policy issues facing ports. He is Chair of the American Association of Port Authorities’ Harbors and Navigation Committee and Washington Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association Executive Committee. Before joining the port in 2006, Ryan worked in the export promotion division of the Washington State Department of Commerce and was a project manager at The Eisenhower Institute in Washington DC.