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The right leader can take your vision, impact, and culture to new heights. But those people don’t just appear. Finding them depends on an equitable, thorough search that leads you to the right match: a qualified and passionate nonprofit leader ready to help you change the world.

Our award-winning Executive Search team has been doing just that for more than 20 years—building lasting connections, discovering talent in unexpected places, and understanding each organization’s unique needs and moment.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us.

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Ashley Jordan, Ph.D.

President and CEO

African American Museum in Philadelphia

“Campbell & Company is more than just a search firm, but a company that advocates well beyond the placement of the candidates. This additional support that Campbell provides is professionalism with care. They are an organization committed to the success of their clients and their accessibility to be a resource is unmatched.”

 

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Doug Mitchell

Executive Director

Glacier National Park Conservancy

“Until I met the Campbell & Company Executive Search team, my experience over a long career with executive search firms had, frankly, been mixed at best. From my first interaction with them, I knew this was a different kind of firm. They are truly interested in finding the best candidate for the organization they are representing, and they go about it by developing authentic, supportive, and meaningful relationships with candidates. For me, too many search firms come across as purely transactional. Campbell & Company is different. They are truly special and I am a better executive thanks to their involvement with me and my organization.”

 

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Elias Rosario

Chief Administrative and Financial Officer

Heartland Alliance

“The Campbell & Company Executive Search team met every metric and requirement outlined within the written search strategy and we were quickly presented with a highly qualified and impressive candidate pool to fill the CHRO position. Thank you, for successfully filling one of our most challenging positions with an excellent candidate, in record time, It was a very helpful and pleasant experience.”

 

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Paul Bessire

Chief Advancement Officer

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

“Campbell & Company has made a significant contribution to our fundraising success in the years of our work together. We value them as true partners who contribute to and enhance our ongoing efforts in a comprehensive, highly strategic manner. Campbell & Company has deep experience in all aspects of an innovative development program, from annual fund execution, executive search, database management, to principal giving strategy. Their expertise has brought us new revenue streams, helped us plan and launch campaigns, and brought top-notch development professionals to our team – including me!”

 

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Marie Trzupek Lynch

Former CEO and President

Skills for Chicagoland Future

“Our Chief Program Officer is amazing. She’s one of the best hires we’ve made, and I would never have found her without Campbell & Company. We are so lucky to have her at Skills!”

 

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Diane Regas

President and CEO

Trust for Public Land

“We partnered with Campbell & Company’s Executive Search team to recruit our first Chief People and Culture Officer. I was thrilled with their support throughout the search, the quality of candidates presented, and the team’s ability to understand and respond to our needs for this role. I would recommend Campbell & Company without hesitation.”

 

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How We Work Together.

Our Executive Search team is committed to finding the next great leader for every client engagement. With experience placing over 500 candidates, we are ready to help you find your next leader today.

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Discovery &
Strategy

We begin by learning everything we can about your organization, crafting a compelling position guide, and creating a strategy to find the most promising candidates.

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Research, Outreach & Screening

We  conduct fresh research and reach out with personalized engagement to our network of nonprofit leaders, reaching both active and passive candidates who may be open to a new opportunity.

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We use behavioral-based interview techniques and dig deep into each candidate’s capabilities, experiences, and readiness to make an impact.

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We serve as trusted advisors through the final selection process, including conducting in-depth reference checks, guiding offers and negotiations, and providing onboarding support for a successful transition.

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Leaders placed through our Executive Search practice are making an impact across the nonprofit sector.

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Chris Jasculca

Director of marketing and Communications

This January, Chris Jasculca begins his new role as Latin School of Chicago’s Director of Marketing & Communications. Chris brings 26 years of comprehensive experience, with the past 20 years focused primarily on leading marketing and communications teams within public schools and higher education. He most recently served as the Director of Communications at Hinsdale Township High School District 86, where he identified and strengthened new opportunities to connect with stakeholders and led internal and external communications. Chris brings great experience collaborating across teams, developing organization-wide marketing and communications strategy, and most importantly, he has a deep passion for education. We are thrilled to see him step into this leadership role at Latin and look forward to the amazing work their team will accomplish!

Holly Gulden

Vice President, Foundation

This coming January, Holly Gulden will be stepping into CentraCare’s Vice President, Foundation role. Holly most recently led Tulane University’s School of Medicine as their Associate Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director, Medicine, while also serving as the Interim Vice President for Advancement, Major Gifts. She brings over twenty years of extensive fundraising experience with a specific focus on Health Sciences and Medicine within a Higher Education landscape. We look forward to Holly’s new leadership at CentraCare Foundation as they continue to advance healthcare for rural Minnesota and take on new sights with their $50M Medical School campaign in partnership with the University of Minnesota!

Emily Hansen

Director of Development

Emily joined Chicago Shakespeare Theater as their Director of Development in September 2023. She brings twenty years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and leadership for cultural and social service institutions, with significant expertise in principal giving at the seven- and eight-figure level. Emily most recently served as the Associate Vice President of Transformational Giving for the Museum of Science and Industry, after spending six years fundraising for low-income housing initiatives as Senior Director of Development for Enterprise Community Partners. We are thrilled that she will bring her combined passions for philanthropy and the arts to her role at Chicago Shakes.

Lori Ann Summers

Vice President of Advancement

On September 18, Lori Ann Summers will be joining Queens University of Charlotte as their new Vice President of Advancement. Lori Ann brings over two decades of fundraising experience in higher education with her most recent role having been the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Newberry College. As a natural relationship builder and highly organized strategic leader, we look forward to seeing Lori Ann’s future leadership at Queens!

Kate Kennedy

Chief Development Officer

Kate Kennedy began her role with National CASA/GAL as the Chief Development Officer in September 2023. Kate brings over two decades of expertise as a nonprofit executive in fundraising, community organizing, volunteer development, and membership recruitment.

Most recently, she served as Director of Development, Mid-Atlantic for Share our Strength, a national nonprofit that works to end childhood hunger.  She has also served as the Chief Development Officer of the League of Women Voters, and the Director of Development for the Washington School for Girls, a tuition-free private school serving girls from Anacostia, DC.  She’s also served as an elected official on her local city council for six years and sits on the board of Community Bridges, a nonprofit empowering young women in Maryland.  She is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and holds an MBA from Georgetown University. Her bachelor’s degree is in English and Women’s Studies from Keene State College in NH.  She lives with her husband Bill in College Park, Maryland where they serve as foster parents to teen youth.

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Jenny Mueller

Chief Revenue Development Officer

This fall, Jenny Mueller will be stepping into her new role with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee as their Chief Revenue Development Officer. Jenny has led fundraising teams for animal welfare, arts & culture, and community foundation organizations throughout her 20-year career. For the past ten years, Jenny has served as the Vice President of Development at Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS), where she led fundraising efforts for their six different locations and managed a team of 20 fundraising professionals. In that role, she supported the acquisition of three additional shelters, worked continuously to elevate her team, and directed the creation and execution of WHS’ long-range development plan and related metrics. Jenny received her B.A. in Communications and Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (Summa Cum Laude) and her M.S. in Nonprofit Management from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (Summa Cum Laude). She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has received its Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation. She is an experienced professional in animal welfare and looks forward to applying her passion and thoughtful leadership to her new position at the zoo.

Marshall Eisen

Chief Content Officer

Marshall Eisen is currently the Chief Content Officer at KUOW, holding overall responsibility for all content creation and community engagement while leading the content making strategy for multiple platforms.

Marshall has created innovative content for major media platforms for over 25 years and is responsible for more than 1000 hours of non-fiction programming seen by more than 150 million people worldwide. While at MTV, Marshall developed some of the network’s most successful and longest-running series, including “True Life” and “Catfish,” earning Emmy, Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards. He led teams that covered an array of topics including the opioid crisis in rural America, life in Baghdad post-U.S. occupation and the effects of poverty on young people in sub-Saharan Africa. Marshall continued to develop and oversee impactful non-fiction series at CNBC, most notably “Back in the Game” with Alex Rodriguez and “Cleveland Hustles” with LeBron James. Most recently, Marshall ran podcast development and production at Recount Media, executive producing shows featuring the esteemed journalists John Heilemann, LZ Granderson and Will Leitch.

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