Lansing – The Michigan AFL-CIO has hired Ryan Sebolt as their new Communications Director. Sebolt has over a decade of experience working in the Michigan legislature, serving in various capacities in both the House and Senate.
“We are happy to have Ryan join our team. He brings an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of state and local government and has a history of standing up for working men and women,” said Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Ryan is going to be a great advocate in helping us build an economy that works for everyone and making sure workers earn a wage that can sustain a family.”
During his tenure in the legislature, Sebolt worked in both the House and Senate for lawmakers from the counties of Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland and Ingham. He also brings a background of working on campaigns at the state and local level.
“I grew up in a union household where my family experienced first-hand the kind of opportunities a living wage can provide a family,” said Sebolt. “Both of my parents worked hard to make sure my siblings and I had the chance to get ahead in life. Unfortunately, we’re living with an economy that is out of balance and CEOs and the wealthy are reaping the benefits. We need to change the rules so that hard working people like my parents can have a shot at living the American Dream.”
Sebolt is a Lansing native and a graduate of Albion College. He also currently serves on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.