Associate Vice President of Executive Search and Practice Leader for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Marion Frenche has worked in executive search since 1998 and has managed searches with three international executive search firms. She joined GA&A as its first team member when the firm was founded by Dr. Jan Greenwood and Dr. Betty Turner Asher in 2004. In her executive search career, Marion has completed over 500 searches for executives in higher education, K-12, health care, academic medicine, and information technology. These positions have been in public and private higher education institutions and system offices, K-12 schools and systems, academic health and health care organizations, and nonprofits. She also has considerable search experience serving mission-driven organizations such as associations and foundations and in higher education board development. Marion is recognized by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as a 2021 “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Influencer – US and Canada”. This distinction recognizes 50 professionals in the workforce solutions ecosystem throughout North America for their commitment to move the diversity mission forward. In addition to her role as associate vice president of executive search, Marion serves as practice leader for diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this role, she spearheads GA&A's service to minority and first-generation serving institutions and organizations. She is proud of the high number of diversity officers that she has placed in a range of colleges and universities across the country and the number of historically black colleges and universities for which she has provided executive search placements. Her prior experience is in property management of executive share office suites and in managed care with a national HMO. She conducted educational presentations, workshops, and seminars on managed care and established and maintained contractual relationships with hospitals and physicians in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland. She has presented at national conferences and professional meetings on the search process, with particular emphasis on the nature of the search process for minority candidates. Marion works to enhance the search process and firm responsibilities, including developing consultants, researchers, administrative assistants and referencing specialists. She contributes to new client engagement, business development, and building relationships with clients. Marion holds a SHRM-CP (certified professional) certification in human resources.
Associate Vice President of Executive Search and Practice Leader for Research Institutions
Julie Holley has been an integral member of the Greenwood Asher & Associates team positioning herself well for the role of associate vice president of executive search. She has successfully completed hundreds of searches for GA&A, putting a particular emphasis on identifying and recruiting world-class leaders for presidential searches. In her work as a search consultant and practice leader, she has conducted searches in the full range of higher education organizations, but particularly focuses on searches at AAU and high extensive research and doctoral institutions. She has a track record of recruiting leaders into positions at the cabinet level, including presidents, provosts, and deans. Julie also specializes in searches for positions relating to her legal background, including law dean and general counsel positions and other legal-related positions in higher education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore.