Tara Ryan is the Vice President of State Government Affairs at the Association for Accessible Medicines. She serves as a senior strategist and lobbyist in partnership with the Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, and other members of the State Government Affairs team to represent AAM and its member companies’ interests before state legislators, regulators and other state and local governmental entities. Tara monitors legislation and regulation concerning the generics pharmaceutical industry in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and local jurisdictions as well as identifying public policy priorities and devising and implementing state-based strategies to advance AAM’s legislative, regulatory and political agenda.
Throughout her career, Tara advocated on a wide range of high-profile state public policy issues affecting patient access to prescription medicines including Medicaid and insurance coverage, responsible drug disposal, prescription drug abuse and the important role of pharmaceuticals in addressing the needs of patients. She also led state outreach to attorneys general, state physician groups and other state opinion leaders.
Prior to joining AAM, Tara was Vice President, State Policy, at PhRMA, the trade association for the brand-name pharmaceutical industry. She joined PhRMA in 2004. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University and earned a law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in California, Connecticut and the District of Columbia.