T. Ryan Greenawalt
Joined the amfAR board in February 2011 and currently serves as board Co-Chair. Previously served as Chair of the finance and budget committee and as a member of the audit and fund development committees. Founder of amfAR’s generationCURE, a committee of young people dedicated to helping amfAR accelerate its search for a cure.
Mr. Greenawalt has spent the past decade at the intersection of film and finance.
He is a managing director at Ramirez & Co., where in 2013 he started to build an investment bond trading and sales business for the firm. Ramirez is one of the oldest Hispanic/family-owned firms on Wall Street. Previously, Mr. Greenawalt was managing director and head client relationship manager for public institutions at Jefferies & Co., where he spent eight years.
After attending the New York Film Academy in 2011, Mr. Greenawalt founded Harrison Street Productions, a film production company based in Los Angeles. He served as executive producer on Codebreaker, a documentary about British mathematician Alan Turing, which aired globally on broadcast and cable TV networks. In 2013, he helped produce the documentary, The Battle of amfAR, which aired on HBO and tells the story of Dr. Mathilde Krim and Hollywood superstar Elizabeth Taylor joining forces to start the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) in 1985.
A graduate of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, Mr. Greenawalt is a founding member of the university’s Young Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 2006. In 2013, he received the Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement at the Founder’s Day Gala.
Mr. Greenawalt’s other philanthropic interests extend to LGBTQ rights and school choice. He served on the board of a national LGBT rights organization and chaired its New York State PAC during the marriage equality fight, advocating for change and acceptance within the GOP. Additionally, he serves on the board of the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center and on its executive committee.
Managing Director, Ramirez & Co., Inc., President, Harrison Street Productions. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY.