Ryan Macias

Former Acting Director of Testing and Certification, U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Ryan Macias is an election technology and cybersecurity expert and former acting director of the testing and certification program with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. He also served as the election technology analyst for the California Secretary of State for 10 years.


Macias is the owner of RSM Elections Solutions, a company he founded that consults on election technology and cybersecurity. As of 2022, Macias was also working as a consultant on infrastructure security at the Lafayette Group where he develops strategies and products for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and private sector partners to mitigate risk for critical infrastructure. 


Macias was an observer for the Secretary of State in the controversial recount of Maricopa County, AZ election ballots in 2023. Macias is also a member of the National Task Force on Election Crises, which blamed President Donald Trump for inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.