Ryan Triplette has been involved in the Alzheimer's movement since 2005, when she became involved with the development of Blondes vs. Brunettes. Since then, she has devoted her energies to helping grow the event in Washington, DC and throughout the country as well as sitting on the National Capital Area Alzheimer's Association Board for five years. She is a passionate believer that a cure is attainable within this generation and that no one will have to face the same pain endured by her grandfather and great aunt. Professionally, Ryan is a Republican strategist and lobbyist at the Franklin Square Group, a boutique technology and new economy firm, specializing in intellectual property and civil reform issues. Prior to joining the Franklin Square Group, Ryan was Director of Government Relations for Intel Corporation and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee under the Republican leadership of Senators Hatch and Specter.