Civic institutions sustain a vital democracy.
Their success is our mission.
Isaacson, Miller recruits transformational leaders with a proven record of excellence, integrity, and impact.
Building on four decades of experience, we partner with organizations that advance the public good.
We identify exceptional candidates from a broad range of backgrounds and contribute to increasingly diverse leadership in our client organizations; in 2021, 76% of our placements identified as women or were people of color.
Our consultants bring extensive expertise to help our clients build extraordinary leadership teams consisting of the finest talent in the field.
Years of Experience + Results
For 40 years, we have developed and tested our understanding of the characteristics that define strong, visionary, inclusive, and effective leaders capable of guiding our clients to a successful future.
80% of our searches are for clients who return to us after being pleased with past results.
Our team of 270+ professionals serve mission-driven organizations nationally and internationally.
Women, POC placements
In 2021, 76% of our placements identified as women or were people of color.
Clients We Serve
Isaacson, Miller builds on four decades of experience, relationships, and strategic insights to lead recruiting efforts across multiple mission-driven sectors.
The College of the Holy Cross has selected Elliott Visconsi as the next Provost and Dean of the College.
LSU Health Shreveport has appointed Dr. David Guzick, M.D., PhD, as Chancellor, effective January 9th, 2023.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Fanta Aw as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
John B. King, Jr. named Chancellor of The State University of New York System.
The Heinz Endowments has named Christopher DeCardy as its next President, effective April 2023.
Regis University has selected Dr. Salvador Aceves to serve as its next president.
Sally Kornbluth, PhD named President of MIT.
The Society of Architectural Historians has appointed Ben Thomas as Executive Director.
Chak Chan named Dean of the Physical Sciences and Engineering division at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
Renita Miller, PhD named Chief Diversity, Equity + Inclusion officer at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Santa J. Ono, PhD named President of University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
Sharon Sobol Jordan named President + CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland.
Gary Lewis LeRoy named Senior Vice President for Diplomate Experience at The American Board of Family Medicine, Inc.
James C. Horton named President of the Harlem School of the Arts, The Herb Alpert Center.
Trisha Tanner named Executive Director of the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association.
Whitney Donhauser named Deputy Director and Chief Advancement Officer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Michael Elliott, PhD named President of Amherst College.
Kathlene Holmes Campbell, PhD named Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Teacher Residencies
Reshunda Mahone named Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving at North Carolina State University
James Logan named President and Chief Executive Officer of The Wege Foundation
Jill Crisman, PhD named Executive Director, Digital Intelligence Safety Research Institute at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Ann Kurth, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM named President of The New York Academy of Medicine.
John M. Carethers, MD named Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at University of California San Diego.
Reginald T. Shuford named Executive Director of the North Carolina Justice Center.
Spurgeon ‘Kenny’ Kennedy named Vice President of Community Resources for Justice to lead the Crime and Justice Institute.
Norelia Maldonado Huerta named Senior Director of Annual Giving at Hoag Hospital Foundation.
Jacqueline Rodriguez, PhD has been named the next Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
PreK-12 Education + Education Improvement
Education Writers Association
Portland State University
Indiana University Bloomington
Healthcare, Academic Medicine + Health Sciences
Oregon Health & Science University
Advancement + Fundraising | Higher Education
University at Buffalo
University of California, Santa Barbara
Tulane University, The H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute
Conservation + Environment | International
Wildlife Conservation Society
The team at Isaacson, Miller lived up to the company's core values, particularly 'we're generous colleagues' and 'we value excellence in our craft.
Market President | City Year, Inc.
Over my career, I have had the opportunity to work with many search firms, and Isaacson, Miller stands out for its support of candidates. You strike a very nice balance between stewarding both your candidates and clients, and I felt well supported throughout the process.
CEO | Student Conservation Association
Thank you all for a truly wonderful job helping us navigate a complicated search. We were delighted with the final four candidates, and we are thrilled with the choice we have made.
Board Chair | Everyday Democracy
From the very beginning of this search to its ultimate conclusion, you guided us with your experience, wisdom, and insight in remarkable ways. Most importantly, you did it with grace and utmost professionalism.
Board Chair | JCC Greater Boston
Our hire is doing exceptionally well, and we have gotten great feedback from all stakeholders. He is engaging and insightful and has brought a fresh new perspective to our school…It is clear that he was prepared for this next step in his career. You undoubtedly brought us the right candidate, and he is the right choice for our school community.
Trustee | Edmund Burke School
We were very happy with how thoughtful and helpful your colleagues were in the process. We're also delighted with the choice.
Search Committee Member | Society of Architectural Historians