Alabama State Director

Ryan Cantrell serves as the Alabama State Director and Regional Advocacy and Political Director for the American Federation for Children. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2008 from Faulkner University, where he was also an All-Conference, All-Region golfer and President of the Student Government Association.  

After graduating college, Ryan went to work for the Alabama Republican Party, first as a Field Director for the Jay Love for Congress Campaign, then as Deputy Political Director, helping to accomplish the first Republican takeover of the State Legislature since Reconstruction. After leaving the AL GOP in 2011, he went to work for the newly elected President Pro Tempore of the Alabama State Senate, Del Marsh, where he served as Policy and Research Analyst. 

He is a die-hard college sports fan (War Eagle!), enthusiastic golfer and avid book reader. He currently resides in Montgomery, Alabama with his wife, Logan, and three children, Hampton, Sophie and Weston.