A senior partner in the Education & Social Impact Practice, Mary has played a key role in the development and reach of the practice and has worked to with a wide range of mission driven organizations. Mary invests the time to gain a nuanced understanding of the organization and then partners closely with the search committee to ensure an inclusive, robust search process. Twice awarded the firm’s coveted Lou Rieger Quality Award, Mary is committed to serving as a trusted adviser to clients as they navigate significant transitions.

Examples of Mary's recent work include:

  • Partnering with the leaders of impactful educational and cultural organizations – including Smith College, Williams College, the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts – to identify and recruit new presidents and/or key members of their team
  • Working closely with the boards of the nation’s most impactful environmental and conservation organizations – including The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and NRDC – recruit their presidents and then hire their teams
  • Leading searches for preeminent independent schools across the globe from Amman to Honolulu, and the Pacific Northwest to New England
  • Advising major Boston institutions - including The Boston Foundation, GBH, The Boys & Girls Club, New England Aquarium and Museum of Science – during presidential leadership transitions

Previous experience

  • Associate provost and executive officer at Dartmouth College
  • Director of planning at Phillips Exeter Academy


  • M.B.A., Yale University, School of Management
  • B.A. from Middlebury College

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