ProPublica announced today that Ragan Rhyne will be joining its staff as vice president, development. She will start Oct. 13. and report to president Richard Tofel.

With more than 15 years of nonprofit executive experience, Rhyne has effectively developed programs and built relationships for global, national and regional institutions. She most recently served as senior director of development and strategic programming for the International Center of Photography, where she steered organizational and fundraising strategy, managed a portfolio of major donors, and directed special events. Prior to this role, Rhyne held senior development positions at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Prospect Park Alliance, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, and the World Monuments Fund. She holds a doctorate in media studies, with her research focusing on the political economy of nonprofit media organizations and their role in the development of social movements.

“ProPublica has set a new standard for transparency and impact, and established a new model for leveraging philanthropy in the service of the public interest,” said Rhyne. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work directly with the people whose vision and generosity make this work possible.”

In the vice president, development role at ProPublica, Rhyne will shape and execute a vision to increase the nonprofit newsroom’s philanthropic support. She will critically focus on strengthening existing donor relationships while generating and pursuing new major gift prospects.

“We are very excited to have Ragan Rhyne join our team,” said Tofel. “Her strong experience and background will help foster the support that is so critical to ProPublica’s continued diversification and growth.”