Ryan Nawrocki is a lifetime resident of Baltimore County’s Sixth Council District. Growing up in a working-class home in Parkville, he quickly learned the value of honesty, hard work, and a quality education. As the grandson of a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran and an airplane builder at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Middle River, he realized early the importance of serving your community.
As a nurse, his mother always taught him the need for compassion toward others. As a long-time employee of the Social Security Administration, his father has served as an example to him that public service is a privilege.
As a child, Ryan attended St. Ursula School in Parkville and then excelled at Loyola High School in Towson, both academically and athletically. Ryan played both baseball and football at Loyola High School even having an opportunity to play in the Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving Day at Ravens Stadium.
After high school he attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland in southern Maryland. At St. Mary’s College, Ryan played baseball and graduated with honors. He was the first person in the college’s history to graduate with four majors. He majored in political science, public policy, economics, and sociology.
While in college, Ryan worked for former Delegates John Cluster and Joe Boteler in Annapolis and learned about the many issues that affect eastern Baltimore County. After college, he quickly realized that he was interested in a career of public service. Following this realization, he became the youngest gubernatorial appointee in the administration of former Governor Bob Ehrlich by serving as a spokesperson for the Maryland Aviation Administration which includes BWI Airport and Martin State Airport in Middle River.
After the Ehrlich Administration, Ryan was able to continue to serve the public by working as a spokesperson for several Members of Congress including Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland in Washington, D.C.
Recently, Ryan served as an appointee of Governor Larry Hogan at the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) as the senior director of communications and marketing for the agency. In this role, Ryan managed a team of nearly 30 people and oversaw a multi-million dollar marketing and communications budget for the agency that delivers transit options to the residents of Maryland. For his efforts in this role he was recognized by the Maryland Daily Record newspaper as one of their VIP List, which is 40 people under 40 who are leaders in the Baltimore area. He also received a similar 40 under 40 distinction from the national industry publication Mass Transit Magazine for his work transforming the MTA’s communications efforts. His success at the MTA allowed Ryan to form his own communications consulting firm. As a small business owner, he now provides strategic communications and marketing advice for state agencies and other organizations throughout Maryland.
Ryan lives in Middle River with his wife Lauren, who is a surgical nurse practitioner at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Towson. They are the proud parents of their daughter Emily and sons Matthew and Luke and are expecting their fourth child soon. Ryan received his master’s degree in public management from Johns Hopkins University and is a recent graduate of the Leadership Baltimore County program. Lauren has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. The Nawrocki’s are parishioners of the Church of the Annunciation in Rosedale.
Ryan is a member of the Knights of Columbus Pope John Paul the Great Council at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Middle River. He is also a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Archbishop Keough Council. Ryan is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion at American Legion Post 180 in Rosedale and is an auxiliary member of the Charles Evering VFW Post 6506 in Rosedale. He is the vice president of the White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association, a member of the White Marsh Police and Community Relations Council, and a part of Ravens Roost # 52 in White Marsh.