Mary G. Ryan serves as the Acting Administrator for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In this capacity, Ms. Ryan oversees the collection of $23.5 billion per year in federal alcohol, tobacco, and firearms and ammunition excise taxes, as well as the permit systems and regulations established for those industries under the authority of the Internal Revenue Code and the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.
Ms. Ryan began her career in the federal government in 1991, serving in a variety of professional and leadership capacities within TTB and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Prior to her appointment as Deputy Administrator, Ms. Ryan served as Assistant Administrator (Field Operations) from 2005-2010, where she oversaw TTB’s enforcement arm and permit and applications processing functions. She served as Deputy Chief Counsel from TTB’s inception in 2003 through 2005. Prior to that, Ms. Ryan was Deputy Associate Chief Counsel for alcohol and tobacco in ATF. Ms. Ryan graduated from Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. She was a law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She is a member of the Maryland bar and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Ms. Ryan is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service.