|White House Cabinet Secretary|
|Assumed office |
January 20, 2021
|Deputy||Cristóbal J. Alex|
|Preceded by||Kristan King Nevins|
|Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs|
September 26, 2013 – January 5, 2017
|Preceded by||Ann Stock|
|Succeeded by||Marie Royce|
|Born||1971 (age 49–50)|
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
|Education||Boston College (BA)|
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
Evan Maureen Ryan (born 1971) is an American public servant currently serving as White House Cabinet Secretary in the administration of Joe Biden. She previously served as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the Obama Administration (2013–2017) and was assistant for intergovernmental affairs and public liaison for then-Vice President Joe Biden.
Ryan is from Virginia and attended Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. She holds a B.A. from Boston College and a master's in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Ryan served under Secretary of State John Kerry as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs and worked in the Obama-Biden White House as Assistant to the Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement from September 2013 to January 2017.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ryan served as Deputy Campaign Manager for then Senator Biden's 2008 presidential campaign  and also served on the Kerry's 2004 Presidential Campaign and Hillary Clinton's 2000 senatorial campaign. Ryan served in the Clinton White House, as Deputy Director of Scheduling for First Lady Hillary Clinton and as Special Assistant to the First Lady's Chief of Staff.
After leaving the White House in January 2017, she helped launch and lead Axios, and served as their Executive Vice President. She has worked as a consultant for the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict and served as Deputy Chair for the governance track of the Clinton Global Initiative. She is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ryan was born in 1971 in Alexandria, Virginia, where she grew up in a middle-class family of Irish Catholic descent. She married government official Antony Blinken in a bi-denominational ceremony at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Blinken, who served as Deputy Secretary of State under John Kerry in the Obama administration, now serves as Secretary of State under President Biden.
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- "Blinken becomes Biden's top diplomat after a friendship forged over decades". CNN. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
- "Evan Ryan, Executive Vice President, Axios". www.topionetworks.com. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
- Evan Ryan Archived 2010-12-23 at the Wayback Machine, WhoRunsGov, The Washington Post
- Horowitz, Jason (September 15, 2013). "Antony Blinken steps into the spotlight with Obama administration role". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
- WEDDINGS; Evan Ryan, Antony Blinken, The New York Times, March 3, 2002
- Hansler, Jennifer (January 26, 2021). "Senate confirms Antony Blinken as Biden's secretary of state". CNN.
- Profile at WhiteHouse.gov
- Wedding announcement, The New York Times, March 3, 2002
- Appearances on C-SPAN
| Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
Mark Taplin (Acting)
Kristan King Nevins
| White House Cabinet Secretary
January 20, 2021 – present