Ryan Dunn: Executive Director

RICHMOND, VA. – Association executive Ryan Dunn has been named Executive Director of the Virginia Dental Association (VDA). Dunn comes to the VDA after serving as Executive Vice President for Corporate and Government Affairs for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the largest business advocacy association in the Commonwealth. In this role, he was responsible for policy development and lobbying efforts, strategy and execution for membership engagement, and strategic planning.

Previously, Dunn was Senior Regional Political Manager for Associated Builders and Contractors in Washington, DC. He has also served as Central Virginia Regional Representative for U.S. Senator George Allen and was Deputy Press Secretary for Allen’s Reelect Campaign. He received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

The VDA is a tripartite membership association whose members also belong to the American Dental Association (ADA) and one of the VDA’s eight local component societies/associations. The VDA serves its members by facilitating advocacy and information exchange, by providing extensive resources for all career stages, and by fostering a strong sense of community.