Ruth Hare contributes to RAP’s thought leadership efforts by managing the development, editing and production of reports, policy briefs and other publications. She also supports RAP's public outreach through its website and other means. Her work to produce interactive online resources, such as the Building Modernization Legislative Toolkit, has advanced innovation in RAP’s communications program.
She has held key roles in managing and facilitating RAP's use of communication tools and onboarding new staff members.
Before coming to RAP in early 2018, Hare spent more than 25 years in journalism. Most recently, she was news editor for the independent nonprofit news site VTDigger.org. The majority of her career was spent with newspapers in Vermont and Indiana, filling various roles that included Sunday editor and news editor. She has also contributed to the development and editing of books on Vermont history, the state’s town meeting tradition, former presidential candidate Howard Dean, and the Long Trail hiking path.
Ruth Hare has a degree in English from Western Michigan University.