Michelle Adkins brings over 10 years of classified data entry experience to her role as a research specialist for G/A&A. Prior to joining G/A&A, Adkins served the Florida Air National Guard for six years as an aerospace control and warning systems technician and the Department of Labor for six years as a data entry specialist. Adkins received her B.A. in aeronautics and a minor in management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide.
Morel Allahham serves Greenwood/Asher & Associates as a research associate. Her tasks include generating targeted research to identify prospects, ensuring the prospect pools are diverse and qualified, organizing prospect/candidate documentation for search committees, and supporting effective communication between clients and consultants. She brings a variety of critical skill sets to her role, including four years of strong research experience, which add value to each search. Morel received her B.A. in coastal environmental science and society and a minor in geology from Texas A&M University, Galveston.
Tony Asher has a long career in business and career education and provides management regarding G/A&A's financial and business operations. His responsibilities include managing the office building and property, overseeing finance and accounting functions and supervising investment operations and capital planning to achieve profitable growth. He is also involved with legal and compliance matters, internal audit and control issues, tax planning and financial strategy. Asher joined G/A&A in these roles at its founding in 2004.
Finance & Controls Officer
Joanna Dawson serves as the fiscal manager for G/A&A, providing leadership, oversight, and execution of financial matters. Her responsibilities include management of financial controls, fiscal forecasting, payroll and payables, and oversight of billings and receivables. She previously worked as Controller for Legal Services of Alabama where she was responsible for the overall financial management of the organization. Dawson has a background in public accounting and holds a B.S. in Mathematics, and a M.S. in Accountancy.
Mike Griffin manages G/A&A's technology operations. He oversees the day-to-day technology issues including its hardware, software, voice and email systems, website and search committee resource sites. He facilitates the firm's knowledge management system to ensure that the firm's research capabilities and database are integrated and optimized to peak efficiency. He keeps the firm technologically advanced by researching new strategies to expedite search operations and communications via voice, Internet and video. He manages technology back-up strategies.
Business Development Manager
Courtney Kerrigan’s 30-year career in sales, business development, marketing and division management has prepared her to provide outstanding service to G/A&A’s clients as a business development manager. While serving as an owner representative for the Desert Community College District in Southern California, Courtney was an integral part of the team hired to provide oversight for their local bond measure. During her five years with the program, she managed the bond office, coordinated the RFQ and construction bidding processes, coordinated shortlist presentation interviews, and co-facilitated the Citizens Oversight Committee meetings. Because of her varied professional experiences, Ms. Kerrigan has developed first-hand knowledge and valuable insight into the business development processes and requirements of educational institutions.
Ms. Kerrigan has led a life of service. She was especially honored to be selected to serve as Goodwill Ambassador for the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics XXIII in Los Angeles, California. Currently, she volunteers at food banks and charity thrift shops.
Renee Nelson provides support to G/A&A consultants and clients in her role as a research specialist. Part of her responsibilities include extensive candidate research, organizing resources for search committees, and facilitating smooth communication between G/A&A and our clients or candidates. Prior to joining G/A&A, Renee served as marketing associate for a nonprofit organization that serves survivors of sexual assault. Renee received a B.A. in communication with a focus on research from the University of Washington Tacoma.
Finance Support Specialist
Marie Olney serves as bookkeeper for G/A&A, backed with over 20 years of experience in accounting. She handles accounts payable and receivable and collections, especially on behalf of travel reimbursements for candidates in G/A&A searches. Her work experience ranges from small business owner to paralegal specialist in corporate affairs. In addition to her certification as a paralegal, she is bonded as a notary and is a Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer with the State of Florida.
Cory Rivers provides support to G/A&A search managers, consultants, and clients in his role as a research associate. Some of his critical responsibilities include completing extensive research on prospective candidates, processing and uploading candidate documentation for search committees, and identifying uniquely qualified prospects that are aligned with clients’ expectations. Previously, Cory worked in corporate human resources and medical case management. Cory has an associate degree from Northwest Florida State College and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of West Florida.
Associate Executive Assistant
Diana Velasquez serves Greenwood Asher & Associates as the executive assistant to the senior leadership team. She supports the day-to-day operations of the firm and is responsible for identifying and implementing process improvements to create greater effectiveness and efficiency. Further, Ms. Velasquez manages the firm’s master calendar, travel for senior leaders, and all office communications. She brings eight years of business and marketing experience and possesses a B.A. from Southeastern University in international business and management.