Ryan Sheldon

Digital and Video Director

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

Ryan previously served as the Public Information Officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and managed his own multi-media contracting firm. His background includes creating and optimizing social media pages, coordinating VIP content, organizing campaigns, and producing video and other digital media.  

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. Ryan’s background in government provides powerful insight when crafting content for political and issue-advocacy brands.  

Ryan has extensive experience in digital design, content optimization, brand identity, analytics reporting, and multi-media production. As the Director of Digital and Video, Ryan will bolster the firm’s business strategies and expand the firm’s approach to digital media.    

Ryan enjoys mountain biking near the Missouri River and roasting coffee from home in his free time. He currently resides in Pierre, South Dakota, with his wife, Kristin, and dog, Rosie. 


Pierre, South Dakota

Fun Facts

Favorite Coffee - Cortado
Road tripped the Western U.S. in a hatchback.
A student of the Italian language.
Kristin Wileman Sheldon
Rachel Eason