- Chief of Staff, Code for America
Ryan Ko is the Chief of Staff at Code for America. He spent seven years at McKinsey & Company leading teams that supported state governments on large IT megaprojects (with a focus on Integrated Eligibility Systems and Medicaid Management Information Systems), counseled technology firms on strategy and operations, advised non-profit institutions on a variety of education and edtech topics, and published in-depth research on the future of work and automation. Ryan moonlights as a progressive activist, with campaign experience at national, state, and local levels, and is a member of TechEquity Collaborative’s Housing Committee. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT. A lifelong Bay Area native, Ryan enjoys rooting for Bay Area sports teams and can be found playing basketball, poker, chess, or watching reruns of The West Wing.