Faculty Bio

Charles Ryan Adams

Charles Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams is the Grassroots Coordinator for the Leadership Institute.

Previously, Ryan served at the Deputy Political Director for the Alabama Republican Party.  During the 2010 election cycle, Ryan recruited and supervised a regional field staff throughout northern Alabama, and assisted in planning and implementing the Alabama Republican Party’s 2010 Ballot Security Initiative, the largest undertaking of its kind by any political party in the State.  Due to the hard work of Ryan and his team, the Republican Party claimed its first majority in state legislature for the first time in 136 years.

Prior to the 2010 election cycle, Ryan served as a Victory Field Representative for the Alabama Republican Party.  Ryan was embedded with the Wayne Parker for Congress campaign and oversaw the implementation of the grassroots strategy.  After the 2008 election, Ryan served as grassroots coordinator in several highly contested state legislative races.

Ryan is a native of Brookhaven, Mississippi.  He attended Mississippi State University where he received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Political Science.  Ryan is also an avid fan of Southeastern Conference football, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and the Alabama Crimson Tide.  He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.