Ryder S. Rudd

Senior Vice President , State Government Relations

Tallahassee, FL

+1 850 727 5000

BIO

Ryder S. Rudd has diversified experience working in state government and regulatory affairs.  Before joining the private sector, Mr. Rudd had an accomplished public service career within state government where he honed his knowledge of governmental, regulatory and legislative issues.

Ryder has worked for several major state agencies such as the Executive Office of the Governor, the Department of Management Services, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Public Service Commission.

Ryder directed or was involved in a number of critical issues including, but not limited to: energy policy, electric, gas, and water utilities, telecommunications, environmental protection, growth management, water resources, state lands, real estate, state health insurance, human resources, state purchasing and procurement, state agency vendor contracts, and the state retirement system.

Ryder currently represents a number of private sector clients and associations in Tallahassee.  His body of work has not only allowed him to learn the complexities of government in these subject areas, but also provided him the opportunity to build key relationships with decision makers at the appropriate levels in government, providing great value and benefit to the clients he serves.  He is intimately familiar with state procurement, regulatory structure, and the legislative process which allows him to help his clients by providing access, information, and protection through these complicated entities.

Ryder moved to Tallahassee from Jacksonville in 1996. He received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Political Science from Florida State University.  He is married to Sharon Rudd and they have two girls.