Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

Director, Commission on Information Disorder, Aspen Digital

Ryan Merkley, Director of Aspen Digital’s Commission on Information Disorder, was most recently Chief of Staff at the Wikimedia Foundation, focusing on operations and strategy, including the organization’s defense and response to disinformation, and its 10-year strategy. He is an affiliate of the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Previously, Ryan served for five years as Chief Executive Officer at Creative Commons, was Chief Operating Officer of Mozilla, served as Director of Corporate Communications for the City of Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games, and was a Senior Advisor to Mayor David Miller in Toronto, where he led the Mayor’s budget policy and initiated Toronto’s Open Data project.