Michele Haertel leads Spencer Stuart’s Education, Nonprofit & Government Practice as well as the Academia & Research Practice. Her search efforts focus on leadership positions in research universities, liberal arts colleges, independent schools and nonprofit organizations.

Combination of nonprofit and corporate experience

  • Sensitive to the unique requirements of nonprofit search, Michele has partnered effectively with search committees interested in building multi-constituency support and consensus in the search process.
  • Michele has been fortunate to work with the boards of prominent organizations in their fields, including the New York Public Library, Brown University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Columbia University and Phillips Academy Andover.
  • She brings a wealth of nonprofit and corporate experience to her clients, as well as those seeking a candidate slate that merges traditional nonprofit leaders with corporate executives interested in using their business skills on behalf of nonprofit organizations.
  • Her client work has earned her the firm's prestigious Lou Rieger Quality Award.

Michele has served on multiple nonprofit boards and advisory committees. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Holy Cross College.

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