Ryan is the Director of Corporate Communications for U.S. Sugar. Previously, he served as a Vice President at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Tallahassee and has worked closely with U.S. Sugar’s communications and public affairs teams for several years. Duffy previously served as communications director to former House Speaker Will Weatherford and as a speechwriter to former U.S. Senators George LeMieux, Mel Martinez, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Duffy holds a master’s in Political Management from George Washington University and a bachelor’s from Florida State University. He is a member of the Clewiston Rotary, St. Margaret’s Parish Council, the Knights of Columbus, and serves on the James Madison Institute Board of Advisors. He was a recipient of the FSU Alumni Association’s 2013 “30 Under 30” Award and was also named one of Florida Politics’ “30 Under 30” rising stars in Florida politics. He and his wife Danielle have two children, Cormac (5) and Donovan (3). Duffy is a Florida native and grew up in Port Charlotte.
About U.S. Sugar
U.S. Sugar is a farming company that grows sugarcane, citrus and sweet corn. The company was founded in 1931 by a visionary leader who hailed from a long line of farmers. Since the beginning, our company’s success has been rooted in traditional farming values and respect for the land. Today, the company helps to feed America by bringing crops from its farms to table through innovative and sustainable farming practices.