Ryan Nance
Vice President of Coalitions & Advocacy


Ryan’s background in sales turned out to be a great fit for his work at 76 group. The people skills he developed during 15 years have been invaluable in helping clients gain community and stakeholder support for what are often controversial projects.

After all, Ryan notes, every job is a sales job, whether it’s selling an idea or easing community angst, it’s all about connecting with people, building trust and fostering relationships. His ability to relate to others and a witty sense of humor has made him a favorite with many of 76 Group’s clients. 

Ryan’s first project was helping to build support for the ballot initiative that legalized the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores. Since then, he has worked on a variety of local and statewide campaigns, including the successful effort to bring sports betting to Colorado.

Ryan’s proficiency now lies with the firm’s energy work, helping to garner community and stakeholder support for new projects across the American west. In this role, he has shepherded projects for some of the world’s biggest energy companies, including approval for the largest oil & gas development in the history of Colorado. He has built an expertise in traditional energy, from development to multi-state pipelines, as well as new energy solutions like clean hydrogen and carbon capture.

Ryan grew up in Oklahoma and is a proud member of the Chickasaw tribe. He graduated from Westminster College in Missouri with a degree in French, minors in business and political science and a star of the tennis team (which he’ll likely mention within minutes of meeting you).

Ryan lives in Centennial with his wife, Rachel, two teenage sons, Radley and Rory. His free time is usually spent watching his boys play lacrosse, playing golf or skiing with his family.

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