Woman’s Hospital is pleased to announce Lisa O’Beirne Ryan as the hospital’s Annual Giving Officer. In her new role, Ryan is responsible for the annual giving program, which includes the Annual Giving Campaign, Employee Giving Campaign, grants, direct mail and tribute giving. In addition, she will oversee the Donor Recognition Program as well as assist with the Major Gifts Program.
Prior to joining Woman’s, Ryan worked with the LSU Foundation as the director of development for the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute at E. J. Ourso College of Business and associate director for the Office of Advancement at E. J. Ourso College of Business. She also served as the external relations coordinator at the College of Charleston’s School of Business and Economics in Charleston, S.C.; manager of federal and external relations at the American Medical Group Association in Alexandria, Va.; and legislative correspondent for U.S. Sen. John Breaux in Washington, D.C.
A native of Natchez, Miss., Ryan earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU in 1998.