Riley Ohlson is Vice President for Federal Affairs at the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM).
Prior to joining AAM, Mr. Ohlson served as the economic policy fellow for United States Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, handling issues related to manufacturing, innovation and competitiveness. In addition to coordinating the Senator’s Manufacturing Jobs for America Initiative, Mr. Ohlson helped spearhead the formation of the Competitiveness Caucus, a bipartisan forum to identify opportunities for the government to boost the American economy.
Previously, Riley was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in Germany, studying the German economic model and German manufacturing through placements at IG Metall, Europe’s largest manufacturing union, and in the Department of Economic and Social Policy at the country’s oldest political foundation, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Riley also served nearly six years as Associate Director of Legislation and Government Affairs for the Massachusetts Nurses Association, facilitating member involvement in the legislative and political processes, conducting policy research and advocating for high-road workforce practices to make hospitals safer for registered nurses and other healthcare workers as well as their patients.
Riley Ohlson earned a Master’s of Science in Public Policy Analysis from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire.