Hannah Bechtold

Senior Director, Administration and Operations

Hannah Bechtold is senior director, administration and operations, in the Office of the President. In this role, she is a trusted adviser to the president and chief of staff and provides strategic direction for the operations of the president’s office, the Office Commencement and Special Events, and the university residence. In addition to serving as a backup to the chief of staff and a liaison to partners across the university, she strives to continually elevate the work of the Office of the President to deliver a responsive, customer service-oriented experience in alignment with Ohio State’s mission, vision, goals and values.

Hannah’s tenure at Ohio State builds on a career dedicated to creating and implementing groundbreaking processes, programs and systems. She joined the Office of the President after serving in the Ohio University Office of Advancement for seven years. Here, she supported executive leadership, created a centralized administrative resource team that served the operational needs of the division, and facilitated the volunteer experience for the Office of Advancement’s board-relations function. Also in this role, Hannah served as an associate campaign director, overseeing a feasibility study and building partnerships and relationships aimed at a future fundraising campaign launch. In addition to these experiences, Hannah has expertise leading strategic initiatives, preparing and managing divisional budgets, and designing and implementing new organizational structures that create operational efficiencies.

Hannah earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s in higher education from Ohio University and sees higher education as a pathway to community impact and continued learning for all people. In early 2019, she achieved the Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification.

Prior to her time with Ohio State and the Ohio University Office of Advancement, Hannah worked at Ohio Realty, Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions, and Circle Round The Square with administrative, special project, volunteer management and human resources responsibilities.

Hannah Bechtold