Ryan Berni is a communications and public affairs professional whose clients include leading corporations, philanthropic and advocacy organizations. He most recently served as the Deputy Mayor of External Affairs to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, where he oversaw communications, intergovernmental affairs, neighborhood engagement, and policy development for the City of New Orleans.
Previously, Berni was Chief of Staff for political strategist James Carville, where he directed Carville’s media, research, writing, and new business development operations. Berni also served as an analyst and consultant to international political clients in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America where his roles included message & media training, speech writing, survey development, and opposition research training.
Berni has worked with elected officials, political thinkers, and not-for-profit leaders to craft opinion pieces for the New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, and other top publications. He also collaborated on multiple New York Times bestsellers. Berni has served as campaign manager for several municipal and statewide campaigns. He has been recognized as one of the top 5 Democratic operatives and influencers in Louisiana by Campaigns & Elections magazine. Ryan is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science.