E. Ann Bailey

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Office: 850-337-1477

Cell: 850-830-5169

Ann Bailey has 30 years of experience working in higher education and brings her extensive knowledge of leadership roles to serve Greenwood Asher & Associates as a senior executive search consultant. Ann’s search expertise varies from presidential to academic dean roles and within the areas of student affairs, enrollment management, and advancement.

She has a background in multiple areas including enrollment management, admissions, student recruitment, occupancy management, university health services and auxiliary services from previously serving as chief housing officer and interim assistant vice president for student affairs at Mississippi State University. Ann is a past president and lifetime member of Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) and has published in student affairs and housing journals.

She received a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Mississippi State University, an M.S. in higher education administration from Florida State University, and a B.S. in counseling and guidance from the University of Montevallo. During her free time, Ann enjoys spending time in the gym, reading, traveling with friends and family, and watching sports.

Shelley Sullivan Feather

Senior Executive Search Consultant & Practice Leader for Library and Information Science

Cell: 850-687-5132

Shelley Sullivan Feather brings her background in library science to her work at GA&A as the library science practice leader and senior executive search consultant. She has assisted numerous multi-institutional and multi-state library consortia with searches for chief library positions.

Her leadership in library searches builds on her previous career working in public library systems. She served as assistant director, head of acquisitions as well as head of media and technology. She chaired the selection committee of a state-wide library information system currently in use in Florida's specialized state libraries. She has participated in the planning, construction and opening of two state-of-the-art library buildings.

Shelley holds a B.A. in history and political science from the University of Kentucky and an M.L.S. degree from the University of Alabama.

Ashley Hice

Project Manager & Talent Development Specialist

Cell: 850-687-5068

Ashley Hice uses her broad knowledge and experience within higher education and executive search to serve GA&A in a multifaceted role as project manager, talent development specialist, and senior executive search consultant. She possesses the skillset to effectively communicate to vast audiences, prioritize tight timelines, and deliver a favorable outcome on all searches and projects assigned. Before stepping into this role, she got her roots in GA&A as a search consultant. Gaining many years of executive search experience has helped her ability to train team members in all areas of the firm and also assist with many new projects and initiatives. Previously, she worked for the vice chancellor of institutional advancement as the executive communications specialist at the University of Pittsburgh, where she was responsible for the stewardship of major gift donors. Ashley received a B.S. in business administration with a focus on marketing, advertising & public relations from Youngstown State University and in 2023, she obtained her PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.

Maggie Mayes

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Cell: 850-869-9993

Maggie Mayes works in collaboration with clients and candidates to support a personalized and transparent search process in her role as senior executive search consultant. Maggie possesses deep knowledge of higher education and exceptional research skills in finding uniquely qualified candidates for executive leadership roles.

Before joining Greenwood Asher & Associates, Maggie taught at Central Michigan University’s School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts. Through her ten years of teaching experience, Maggie has built strong networks and valuable context that supports success in her role as an executive search consultant.

Maggie holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University. Currently, as a Ph.D. candidate in the Educational Leadership Program at Central Michigan University, Maggie is ABD. Her dissertation topic, News Media Literacy and Civically Engaged College Students, combines her passions for higher education and media.

Lauren McCaghren

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Cell: 850-797-0246

Lauren McCaghren brings fourteen years of experience in higher education to her work as a senior executive search consultant for G/A&A. Prior to joining G/A&A, Lauren served in advancement roles at University of Mobile, Samford University, Catholic University of America and George Washington University. Lauren has a broad background in advancement, including work with alumni relations, annual giving, stewardship and volunteer management. She has also served in roles outside advancement, including serving as an adjunct faculty member and alumni director in a law school. Lauren uses her broad experience and connections in higher education to identify uniquely qualified individuals and ensure successful search closures within a range of leadership levels. She is passionate about exceeding client expectations and putting in place exceptional candidates to lead institutions forward. Lauren earned a B.A. in journalism/mass communications from Samford University and an M.A. in higher education administration from The University of Alabama.

Denice Perdue

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Office: 850-650-2277

Cell: 404-796-4196

Denice Perdue brings a wealth of higher education experience to her role as senior executive search consultant after spending sixteen years at the University of West Georgia.

Prior to joining GA&A, she served as the executive assistant to the vice president for business & finance gaining valuable insight into the roles of academic leadership and building strong professional connections. Denice also worked in University Advancement and served as coordinator of donor relations and assistant director of alumni engagement. In these advancement roles, she developed and executed programing that reached over 7000 alumni and donors. Perdue capitalized on her ability to build relationships to increase alumni, donor, and community engagement that supported university strategic goals.

Denice received her B.A. in English with a focus on technical writing and completed graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition from Southern Illinois University.

Narcisa Polonio

Senior Executive Search Consultant for Community College Practice

Cell: 202-276-1983

Narcisa A. Polonio is recognized as one of the leading authorities on community college governance, executive searches, and presidential leadership. She has facilitated over 400 board retreats and hundreds of executive searches including presidential searches. Joining G/A&A as executive team leader for community college practice, Narcisa provides leadership and guidance in the community college sector, universities with two year-campuses, technical colleges, urban colleges and universities, and Hispanic Service Institutions. She was one of the few Latina women to become a college president both in the public and independent sector. For approximately 18 years, Narcisa served as the executive vice president for education, research & board leadership services at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). For many years she provided leadership for the ACCT's annual leadership Congress, publications, research projects and leadership services including Retreat Service; Interim President Service; the Governance Leadership Institute; and the Governance Institute for Student Success. Prior to her role with ACCT, Narcisa served as the chief operating officer for Replication and Program Strategies, Inc. (RPS) in Philadelphia, PA, and president of Harcum College (PA) and Hudson County Community College (NJ). Other previous positions include director of the Office of Community Colleges, New Jersey Department of Higher Education. Narcisa served for seven years as a faculty member for the Institute for Educational Management, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. Narcisa has an extensive list of publications and speaks throughout the country on issues related to governance, leadership, women in higher education, and diversity. Narcisa attended Foothill Community College, CA and holds a B.A. in history from San Jose State University (CA), an M.A. from Stanford University (CA) and an Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Kyle Pybus-Jerome

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Office: 850-650-2277

Cell: 850-869-9991

As a senior executive search consultant with Greenwood Asher & Associates, Kyle Pybus-Jerome brings extensive knowledge of higher education rooted in her previous work in college and university administration. In her current role as senior executive search consultant, she is responsible for outreach to potential candidates, presenting candidates for review to search committees, supporting the interview process, referencing finalists, and ensuring clients achieve successful search closure. Before GA&A, she was the ombudsperson and special assistant to the vice president for Central Michigan University’s (CMU) Global Campus and served as the board appointments coordinator for CMU’s Center for Charter Schools. Kyle has 15 years of experience working in higher education, most recently serving as the ceremonies and events coordinator in the Office of the President at Central Michigan University. In this role, Kyle was responsible for planning, directing and implementing all events led by the Office of the President. Additionally, she assisted with special projects including supporting executive level searches for Central Michigan University. Kyle received her B.S. in community development from Central Michigan University.

Julie Schrodt

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Office: 850-337-1476

Cell: 850-585-9864

Julie Schrodt is a seasoned, professional communicator that utilizes her excellent organizational skills and strong professional connections to support exceptional outcomes for clients. Her experience as the Foundation’s donor relations and communications coordinator, the executive assistant to the president and, most recently, the executive director of strategic communications at Northwest Florida State College has prepared her to work in an extremely fast-paced environment, multi-tasking to meet deadlines, while providing top-notch service. Julie applies these skills as an executive search consultant for G/A&A and works in collaboration with clients to match high-quality talent to their executive openings. As an executive search consultant, her responsibilities include coordinating the development of the search, recruiting candidates, referencing, and presenting a qualified candidate pool of candidates to the search committee.

Julie received a B.S. in health science education from the University of Florida and a M.S. in administration, with a concentration in human resources, from Central Michigan University.

Joe Stanley

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Office: 850-650-2277

Cell: 850-217-6097

Joe Stanley has facilitated many searches for GA&A in his role as senior executive search consultant. His work with the firm, building on his previous career experiences, focuses on searches in academic medicine, allied health and medical disciplines for administrative leadership, clinical practice positions and faculty positions. He has facilitated searches for public and private higher education at all levels, community colleges through research universities, and with leadership positions ranging from deans to presidents. In addition, he specializes in sciences, fine arts, and music searches.

Previously, Joe worked with major pharmaceutical companies for medical representation and sales, centered in neurology and psychiatry. He has deep training in medical fields and sales relating to pharmaceuticals. Joe was a small business owner in a customer-service oriented operation and served with the United States Coast Guard for 13 years with a specialization in search and rescue. Joe also has a private pilot's license.

He received a B.A. from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and his M.S. in management from Friends University.