New Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer

We are thrilled to announce that Margaret Ryan has joined Hirsch & Associates as Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, a newly expanded leadership position for our growing philanthropic advising firm.

Margaret brings extraordinary expertise and passion to Hirsch & Associates, with more than two decades of leadership and business consulting experience.  Margaret joins our firm after eight years as Co-Founder and CEO of WonderWorks Consulting, an industry leader in high-performing operational structures and inspired cultures that support purpose-driven leaders and global organizations.

Margaret will work with Founder & CEO Susan Hirsch to lead Hirsch & Associates to the next phase of growth in the rapidly evolving philanthropic sector.  “Over the last several years, we’ve deepened our engagement with longtime family, foundation, and corporate philanthropists and welcomed new philanthropists interested in solving complex challenges” said Susan Hirsch.    “Margaret brings dynamic thinking and execution and shares longtime Hirsch & Associates values of collaboration and positive change.  I’m looking forward to having Margaret as a thought partner in expanding our community impact and exceptional client service here in the epicenter of philanthropic innovation.”

Margaret has been an entrepreneur since the moment she graduated from college, first at a UK media agency, then in independent film and startups in technology and sports management. She was the first female PGA Director for Arnold Palmer Golf Management, where she managed 500+ employees.

“I am excited to join Hirsch & Associates with its stellar reputation as a leader in the field of philanthropic advising.  I’m enthusiastic about immersing myself in this deeply meaningful work, with a visionary leader and talented team, to help philanthropists create lasting impact.”

Margaret began her role at Hirsch & Associates on November 30, 2017