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With more than 30 years of experience in in government relations, strategic communications and the advancement of public policy initiatives, Goss Ryan Consulting, LLC offers clients a variety of services, including association and board management, government relations, government procurement, strategic communications, and business-to-business marketing.

Goss Ryan Consulting has a wide array of experience, with relationship building coupled with an understanding of the process, the politics and the people.

The Story Behind Our Name

Goss Ryan Consulting was named after our Principal Pat Goss' mother, Alice Ryan Goss.  A powerhouse who raised seven children, along with her lifelong partner Tom Goss, the name is an homage to an incredible woman with an enduring legacy. 

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Founder and Principal

Pat Goss formed Goss Ryan Consulting in 2021 after serving as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association from 2007 to 2021.  He served as executive vice president of the Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA) from 2003 to 2007. He was the deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation prior to joining WAPA and worked for Governor Tommy Thompson from 1992 to 1995 as his transportation policy advisor.


Pat has served as deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, president of the Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and executive director of the Council of Small Business Executives for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.  


Goss spent his first four years after college working in Washington, DC.  While there he held positions working on Capitol Hill, for a communications consulting firm and at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as an appointee of President George H.W. Bush.

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