Chief Strategy and Advancement Officer
Ryan Sauder joined The Hastings Center in February 2020 as chief advancement officer and became chief strategy and advancement officer in January 2024. Working with a talented team, he oversees fundraising and communications and also collaborates with colleagues across the organization to help define and advance Hastings’ strategic priorities.
Immediately prior to joining The Hastings Center, Ryan spent 12 years as assistant dean of academic advancement and senior director of the Office of College Grants at Franklin & Marshall College, an office he helped to launch in 2012.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Goshen College, Ryan attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he completed graduate studies in history and philosophy of science with emphasis in medical ethics. He spent the first several years of his professional career as a research assistant with Pittsburgh’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law. In his subsequent work as a science editor, grant seeker, and higher education professional, Ryan engaged with topics including cancer clinical trials, adult-derived stem cell research, decision theory, scholarship of place, public humanities, leading from the middle of complex organizations, and creativity and innovation.