The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Carrie Ryan as its new Director of Finance and Operations. An accomplished CPA and president of the State College Rotary Chapter, Ryan most recently served as the chief financial officer for Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania for the past 6 years.
"We couldn't be happier to find someone with Carrie's skills and experience at a time when we are planning even more growth and expansion of programming," said PASA Executive Director Brian Snyder. "The sustainable food movement is really taking off across the country, and this will help PASA maintain the national leadership role we have filled for the past two decades."
A graduate of San Diego State University with a major in accounting, Ryan has held several key leadership positions in the financial sector of both for-profit and nonprofit institutions. In her new role as Director of Finance and Operations at PASA, Ryan will be responsible for all financial management of the organization, as well as developing new levels of business activity and service on behalf of its growing list of members and business partners.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to join PASA," said Ryan. "It is a great opportunity for me to share my experience and skills with an organization that focuses on promoting healthy food for all people. We are so fortunate to live in a region with so many fresh food options, and so lucky to have PASA right here in our backyard working to assure the continuance of sustainable agriculture."
Ryan has also made community service a top priority for many years, making her a great fit for PASA's service-oriented mission. In addition to her leadership role at Rotary, Ryan has also volunteered extensively with The Children's Miracle Network, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Central PA 4th Fest.
With over 6,000 members, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is one of the largest and most active sustainable agriculture organizations in the U.S. Through educational programs and regional marketing assistance for farmers, advocacy, and public outreach, PASA seeks to promote profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment. PASA's hallmark event, the Farming for the Future Conference, draws thousands of participants from more than 30 states and six countries each February. For more information, visit www.pasafarming.org