Ryan Swindell joined the Windrow Phillips Group as a partner with the firm in October 2014. Ryan has an outstanding history of public service with the State of Tennessee and is known for his understanding of public policy combined with an understanding of the need for pragmatic approaches to the problems Tennessee businesses face as they interact with government. He is a problem solver and is committed to assisting individuals and organizations find solutions to their issues on regulatory and legislative matters. Ryan is well known for his genuine relationships at the Capitol and his calm demeanor.
Prior to joining to the Windrow Phillips Group Ryan served as the Senior Legislative Liaison through four legislative sessions for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) under Governor Bill Haslam's administration. He also served in this same capacity under former Governor Phil Bredesen. In addition to ten years in this position at TDEC, Ryan was the Legislative Director at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).
Before entering the Executive Branch of Tennessee Government, Ryan worked for six years in the Tennessee General Assembly where he served as Chief Bill Clerk for the House of Representatives and later as the research analyst for the House Government Operations Committee, House Agriculture Committee and for the House Majority Leader.
Ryan is a native of Sparta, Tennessee and has a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. He is married to Baylor Bone Swindell. Together, they have two children and live in Nashville, Tennessee.