Ryan Rickel is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Rickel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Ferris State University and stays true to his small town central Wisconsin roots. He brings a wide range of experience in sales and customer service to the Mackinac Center, including a special talent for helping small business owners reach their goals. He is passionate about helping bring more freedom and opportunity to the people of Michigan and the nation and making a better future for the next generation.
Rickel resides in the Saginaw area with his wife and three children. His favorite activity is spending time with his family, preferably outside. Rickel has a large vegetable garden and especially enjoys growing peppers. Sometimes you can find him at the hockey rink and if he is really lucky, the golf course.