Ron Hays

Ron Hays serves as the President of the Department of Mission Advancement (DMA), a subsidiary of the Mt. West Investment Corporation. DMA provides assistance to our company’s philanthropic outreach coupled with the provision of technical assistance and consult to nonprofit leadership.

Ron joined our team in February, 2013 following over seven years as President of Marion-Polk Food Share. A native Oregonian, Ron resides with his wife Linda in their home that was originally his grandparents’ home in the rural Mt. Angel-Scotts Mills area.

Ron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon University and an Executive Masters’ degree in Business Administration from George Fox University. He has served as an adjunct professor in the George Fox University MBA Program.

Ron held his paramedic license for over 35 years and worked in emergency medical care and international disaster relief and development work in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa prior to entering nonprofit management. Ron’s disaster relief work included the refugee camps in Rwanda immediately after the holocaust, working in the rescue at Ground Zero in NYC immediately following 9/11, and working both in Sri Lanka and Indonesia following the devastating tsunami that occurred December 26th, 2004.