Moolenaar Announces New Chief of Staff

November 7, 2018
Press Release

Today, Congressman John Moolenaar announced Lindsay Ryan to be his new chief of staff in Washington, D.C., starting on December 3.

Ryan (née Schachtner), is a native of Midland and a graduate of Midland High School. She has a master's degree in public administration from The George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University. She previously worked for Moolenaar as a legislative assistant and also worked for former Congressman Dave Camp. Ryan will lead Moolenaar's office in Washington, D.C., where she was instrumental in the creation of the bipartisan Congressional Chemistry Caucus.

"As a Michigan native, Lindsay understands the needs of the Fourth District and she knows how to get things done in Washington. She is a terrific leader who will help spearhead the work I am doing to protect the Great Lakes, support Michigan agriculture, and create good-paying job opportunities in mid and northern Michigan," said Moolenaar.  

Outgoing chief of staff Mike Telliga is leaving the office to work in the private sector. He started working for Moolenaar in the Michigan Senate and joined him when he was elected to Congress.

"Mike was my chief of staff in Lansing and Washington. He led our legislative efforts with invaluable advice and a commitment to public service for the people of our state. His expertise and hard work have made a positive difference for Michigan and I know he will do a tremendous job as he begins a new chapter of his career," said Moolenaar.