Ryan Cangiolosi

Ryan Cangiolosi

Strategy & Policy Director

Ryan Cangiolosi, born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, is an economic and business development professional with a diverse academic background and extensive experience in various leadership roles. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, followed by a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting.

His career trajectory includes notable positions such as Vice President of Business Operations at an energy production company under Harvey E. Yates Jr., and ultimately serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Susana Martinez.

Currently, Cangiolosi works at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, initially serving as the Senior Strategic Advisor to the Chancellor and now holding the position of Director of Economic and Community Development. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in the establishment of the New Mexico Bioscience Authority in 2017 and currently serves as its Director of Strategy and Policy.

Cangiolosi is also a dedicated U.S. Navy Reservist, where he serves as a logistics officer. He also serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce.

In his personal life, he is married to Jessica Garate, an Emmy award-winning journalist from the local CBS station. Ryan has a daughter named Kaylee, who is pursuing a career in the hospitality industry while studying business administration. Cangiolosi also enjoys his role as a stepfather to Lola, who is currently enjoying elementary school while engaging in soccer, basketball, and art studies.