Green Capitol, LLC  

About Us

Lloyd Ritter

Lloyd Ritter is the founder and managing partner of Green Capitol, LLC.  Since 2006 Green Capitol has specialized in agriculture, clean energy and environment advocacy, strategic planning and public policy development.  The company has advised a wide-array of businesses, trade groups and non-profit organizations including the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA), Iowa State University, Energy Foundation, Gevo, Dupont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Soybean Research and Development Council, The Wilderness Society and many others.
 
Prior to forming Green Capitol, Lloyd was a Senior Counsel to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee where he advised Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Committee Democrats on key policy issues. In 2002, Lloyd designed for then Chairman Harkin the first-ever energy title to appear in a Farm Bill, deemed “landmark legislation” at the time.  He was also one of a handful of leading staffers orchestrating the passage of the first Renewable Fuels Standard, biomass and bioproduct and wind power amendments to the 2005 energy bill. 
 
Lloyd has a very long history of working successfully across the political divide, and with diverse constituencies such as E NGOs, agriculture and good governance organizations to help win policy victories in the broad public interest. 
 
Lloyd holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Juris Doctor with Certificates in Environmental and International Law. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his two children.

Ryan Stroschein

Ryan Stroschein, an attorney and senior partner at Green Capitol, has an extensive background in clean energy, agriculture and conservation policy.  Prior to joining Green Capitol, Ryan worked for the Air Transport Association where he was instrumental in developing their very successful “Farm to Fly” biojet fuel initiative with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy.  He spent several years with ATA covering a broad array of issues including energy, biofuels, and environment for major cargo and passenger air carriers like Southwest, Delta, UPS and other businesses in the air transport sector.
 
Ryan also has many years of experience working on Capitol Hill.  He was the legislative director and chief counsel for Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, a member of the House Agriculture Committee and the Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming and past co-chair of the House Biofuels Caucus.  In that capacity Ryan managed her entire energy and agriculture policy portfolio and advised her on a host of legislative matters including appropriations, natural resources, climate change and the Farm Bill. Prior to his work for Representative Herseth Sandlin, Ryan was a policy advisor for Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle on agriculture, energy and environmental issues.
 
Ryan grew up on a grain farm/cattle ranch in northeastern South Dakota and holds a BA in Political Science and a Juris Doctor.  He is admitted to both the South Dakota and the District of Columbia bars, as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court and also practiced law for several years at a DC-based law firm. 
 
Ryan lives in Edgewater, Maryland with his wife and son.