MorGAN RYAN, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Morgan Ryan is COO at Cambridge Global Advisors (CGA) where she brings nearly a decade of consulting experience and business management. Morgan works closely on a wide range of national security issues, in both the public and private sector, with a focus on cybersecurity, immigration, and border relations. At CGA, Morgan manages all client leads and works closely with CGA principals and senior advisors to ensure client support, product delivery, and overall portfolio stewardship. This includes strategic planning, event planning and development, stakeholder engagement, communications and press interactions. Morgan also works closely with the Vice President for Business Development to ensure coordinated effort between serving existing clients and identifying areas to pursue expanded opportunities.
Through her client work, Morgan has engaged with multiple local and national media outlets to place high profile stories and facilitate connections to national security thought leaders. Morgan also has on-the-record experience with national outlets and has served as a spokesperson on national security and immigration issues.
Of note, Morgan’s project management experience includes an effort to develop the first-ever cyber training capability pulled directly from the ethical hacker community to better equip the US Cyber Mission Force to address an ever-changing and advancing cyber threat landscape. Since 2013, she has also worked very closely with Police Chiefs and Sheriffs across the country, building a task force of over 100 law enforcement leaders that are supportive of comprehensive immigration reform, holding regular high-profile meetings including at the White House.
Prior to joining Cambridge Global, Morgan worked for a start-up company in the medical field. While there, she served in multiple capacities to include client relations, marketing, and business development. In terms of campaign experience, Morgan also served as a GOTV specialist on both State Representative Pat Murphy’s (D-IA) successful congressional primary campaign, as well as the Iowa Coordinated Campaign for the state’s 2014 general elections.
Morgan serves as a mentor for the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, where she meets regularly with students interested in pursuing a career in national security. She is also a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs where she assists with their planning, development, and coordination of cybersecurity focused programming.
Morgan lives in Chicago with her husband, and rescue dog, Hank. She is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she obtained dual Bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Spanish, as well as Loyola University of Chicago where she earned a Masters in Political Science. She is fluent in Spanish and dabbles in Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic.