As the Manager of Public Affairs in S360’s Washington headquarters, Maverick helps clients conduct meaningful and productive outreach with community stakeholders and local elected officials. Maverick brings a background in public engagement and stakeholder outreach, particularly related to the environment, housing, and rural issues. He also serves as a Tribal Council Member for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe where he is focused on open government and accountability measures, as well as revamping the Cowlitz Housing Authority.
Prior to joining S360, Maverick served as Deputy Director of Constituent Services in Governor’s office. Here, he coordinated responses to business questions regarding Safe Start/Healthy Washington guidelines at the peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic. He also coordinated with agencies and policy experts to galvanize the public’s understanding of the Governor’s priorities and collaborated with the Governor’s Washington D.C. office to extend the Governor’s reach and maximize engagement.
Born and raised on the Kitsap Peninsula, Maverick stays committed to the region through board leadership, including serving as a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Council and the Port Orchard Historic Theater Foundation. In his role on the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Council, Ryan negotiates and communicates with federal, state and local governments, as well as consults those government bodies involved in the welfare of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. For the Port Orchard Historic Theater Foundation, Maverick is a part of a group of community stakeholders working to restore a historic community cinema that has been closed for several years.
Maverick earned his B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Public Administration from American University. He is currently working towards his Masters of Public Administration at the University of Washington. When he is not working, volunteering, or studying, Maverick enjoys rowing and other boating activities, as well as going to the cinema.