Ryan Sheldon

Director of Digital and Video

Ryan Sheldon joined the Strategic Elements team in 2022 as the Director of Digital and Video. He brings nearly a decade of experience in digital marketing, brand development, and video production.  

Ryan most recently served as the Public Information Officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. In his role, he created and managed social media pages, overseeing a following of over 177,000, coordinated with public influencers, organized campaigns, and produced live video presentations. 

Ryan has diverse experience working in public affairs. In 2020, he began serving as the Digital Advisor for U.S. Senator John Thune and, before that, the Digital Media Manager for South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. As the official gubernatorial photographer, videographer, and digital manager for Governor Noem, Ryan coordinated digital content for VIP meetings, addresses, and massive events.  

Ryan has extensive experience in script writing, digital design, analytics reporting, and search engine optimization. As the Director of Digital and Video, Ryan will bolster the firm’s business strategies and expand the firm’s approach to campaigns.  

In his free time, Ryan enjoys mountain biking near the Missouri River and roasting coffee from home.  

Ryan currently resides in Pierre, South Dakota.


Pierre, South Dakota

Fun Facts

Has a dog named Rosie
Road tripped the Western U.S. in a hatchback
Has a full home coffee bar
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