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Ryan C. Hankins - Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama
Meet the Speaker:
Ryan Hankins is the Executive Director of PARCA, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to inform and improve the decision making of state and local leaders in Alabama through objective research and analysis. Prior PARCA, he served as executive director of M-POWER, a social services agency in Birmingham, Alabama.
He is active in local and statewide nonprofit work and has serves on numerous boards and committees, including the Executive Team of the Alabama Committee for Grade Level Reading, the Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Committee, and the advisory boards for the Masters of Public Administration at Auburn University and both the Masters of Social Work and Department of Human Development and Family Science at Samford University. He has previously served on the board of the Alabama Association of Nonprofits, the Birmingham-Jefferson Food Policy Council, the Medicaid Citizens’ Advisory Board, the Bold Goals Workforce Development Council, and is past president of the Alabama Association of Free Clinics.
He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management Executive Education program, the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute, Leadership Birmingham, Leadership Alabama, and a Birmingham Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Honoree.
Hankins holds a BA in religion and English literature, a Master of Divinity, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in public policy at Auburn University. He has completed additional studies at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and Oxford University.
He is a board member of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham and a member of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Associations
He and his wife, Meredith, speech language-pathologist at United Ability, are the parents of two school-aged daughters.