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Speaker's Biography

Ryan Shadrick Wilson

Senior Advisor, Milken Institute; Former Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, Partnership for a Healthier America


Ryan was the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel of Michelle Obama's Partnership for a Healthier America, where she worked with corporate executives, health experts, and government officials to improve health in all communities and tackle childhood obesity. Ryan and her team developed partnerships with 200+ companies across a range of industries, including Mercedes-Benz, Walmart, Nike, Reebok and Subway. Ryan was also an architect of the innovative FNV campaign, which engages over 85 celebrities in the promotion of fruits and vegetables. Ryan now serves on the board and as an advisor to several companies in the health and wellness space. She also serves as a Senior Advisor to the Milken Institute. Early in her career, Ryan was an attorney at international law firm Hogan Lovells with a practice focusing on the food industry, as well as an active pro bono practice, handling civil rights, political asylum, and death penalty cases. Ryan graduated with honors from Princeton University and Harvard Law School.


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