Director of Arlington Economic Development (AED)
Ryan Touhill is the Director of Arlington Economic Development (AED). Mr. Touhill has extensive experience in overseeing day-to day operations of a local economic development agency and a proven track record at implementing local small business grant and economic recovery programs, fostering regional cooperation, and playing key roles in business development attraction and retention in this local and regional market.
Previously, Mr. Touhill served as both the Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff with the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP). In these leadership roles, he has been instrumental in managing the daily activities of AEDP’s Business Development, Small Business, and Economic Recovery departments and was responsible for managing AEDP’s internal business operations. While at AEDP, he also served on the project management team responsible for securing Amazon’s second headquarters in Northern Virginia and Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus in Alexandria. In addition, Mr. Touhill has held positions with the City of Alexandria government in the budget and human resources departments.
Touhill has been recognized for his service by the City of Alexandria, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, and Virginia Business magazine. And, has previously served on the Board of Directors of ‘Rebuilding Together DC-Alexandria’ and as a youth mentor with ‘Space of His Own’.
Touhill holds a Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University and a Master of Public Administration from the George Washington University. He is an avid runner and hiker, often out enjoying Virginia’s trails in his spare time.
Arlington Economic Development
1100 N Glebe Rd #1500
Arlington, VA 22201