Ryan Chegwin currently works as an Unemployment Insurance Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, for whom he has been employed for thirteen years. In his current role his primary functions are as a team leader, trainer, adjudicator, and departmental liaison to southern Minnesota’s legal community. Ryan has written numerous departmental processes, as well as completed certifications in Training, Curricula Design, and LEAN methodology.
Ryan began with the agency not long after finishing his bachelor’s degree at Goddard College in Vermont, and graduate work at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
Ryan has been an IAWP member for four years and is currently involved in the refoundation of the Minnesota chapter. Ryan is also a member of the National Public Pension Coalition, as well as inter-agency statewide Employee Resource Groups focusing on inclusivity.
Prior to his involvement with IAWP Ryan served in a number of elected roles for the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE), including chapter President. As President he assisted in the founding of the statewide Equity Diversity subgroup, was involved in the implementation of the anti-bullying toolkit, served as a committeeman for the Membership Committee, and as an active member of the MAPE Parliamentary Procedure study group. Ryan won several awards from MAPE for highest quarterly recruitment figures.
Outside of work Ryan has spent time as a volunteer with Sharing & Caring Hands and Teen Challenge. In his personal life Ryan has a cat and enjoys sports, mechanical watches, books as well as spending time with friends and family.