Ryan Hastings is a Tax Principal at Brown Plus. With over two decades of public accounting experience, clients look to Ryan to provide insight and assist them with all aspects of their tax and advisory needs, including tax planning and preparation, management advisory consulting and review of business plans and financial projections.

Ryan is an essential member of the Brown Plus Family-Owned and Closely Held Business Practice. Since becoming a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) in 2004, Ryan has conducted numerous valuations of closely-held businesses across many different industries. Additionally, as a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), Ryan helps his family-owned and closely held business clients with transition strategies, succession and exit planning, business valuations, strategic planning and more.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Frostburg State University, with minors in Business Administration and Economics.

Awards & Honors

  • Who’s FSU, Frostburg State University Business Department – 2008
  • Central Penn Business Journal Forty Under 40 – Honoree – 2007
  • Leadership York – Class of 2007
  • S. Edward Murphy Award – First Year Jaycee of the Year – 2001
  • C. William Brownfield Award – Hanover Area Jaycees – 2001


Association Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Exit Planning Institute (EPI)
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)

Community Involvement

  • Eichelberger Performing Arts Center – Current Board Member, Treasurer, Past President
  • Hanover Area Jaycees – Past Treasurer
  • York County Children’s Advocacy Center – Past President, Past Treasurer