Ryan Donovan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Council of Federal Home Loan Banks

Ryan Donovan was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Federal Home Loan Banks in September 2022. Donovan is an accomplished public policy advocacy and trade association executive who also worked on Capitol Hill for House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-MO) and Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA).

The Council of Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) is the public voice of the FHLBank System. Incorporated in 1998, the non-profit trade association is based in Washington, D.C. The Council’s primary function is to represent the positions and views of the Council’s members to Washington policymakers.

Prior to joining the FHLBanks, Ryan served as Chief Advocacy Officer at the Credit Union National Association. There, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the credit union system’s advocacy strategy, leading a team of more than 100 professional advocates at CUNA and the state credit union leagues, and their goal is to improve the operating environment for credit unions to serve their members through the removal of regulatory barriers and the enhancement of credit union powers.

Ryan has been recognized as a “top lobbyist” multiple times by The Hill, CEO Update, and the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics. He is a Credit Union Development Educator, and holds a Master in Government degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Truman State University.

A native of Missouri, Ryan is a passionate fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Ryan also enjoys keeping in shape. He completed his first marathon in 2016 in the city of Philadelphia and is an avid Peloton rider.