Ryan Donovan Ryan Donovan at work in a CUNA conference room in Washington, D.C. Source: Jamar Jemison/CUNA

CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan has had politics on his mind since he was in middle school.

Growing up in St. Louis, Donovan even kept a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Congressman Dick Gephardt, who was running for president in 1988. “I followed that campaign pretty closely,” he said. “I think that helped me get really into my social studies class; I remember being disappointed when I didn’t have a chance to discuss the Tiananmen Square protests with my social studies teacher, because they happened about a week after our school year concluded.”

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