Principal & Senior Executive Search Consultant
Julie Holley serves G/A&A as an Executive Search Consultant and as one of the Principals with the firm. She applies to her search work a broad knowledge of education and nonprofits and of all aspects of search processes. In her search work, she puts particular emphasis on identifying and recruiting world-class leaders for presidential searches and the nuances of referencing these leaders. Holley has successfully completed hundreds of searches, many at the president level. While she has conducted searches in the full range of higher education organizations, she particularly focuses on searches at AAU and high extensive research and doctoral institutions. She has a track record of recruiting world-renowned leaders into positions of president, chancellor, provost and dean. She also has extensive experience conducting searches for cabinet level positions. Julie 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. Another area of specialization is positions relating to internationalization and global affairs.
As Principal, Holley works to identify and recruit strong and diverse leaders for GA&A clients. She works in collaboration with the firm’s partners on a wide range of search and firm responsibilities, including mentoring and developing consultants and legal issues in executive searches. She works with the Partners on new client engagement, business development and building relationships with clients.
Holley has a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and a B.A. degree from American University. Before joining GA&A she specialized in commercial and private real estate work, including closings, foreclosures, quiet title and partition suits and research of titles. She has handled trust and estate work, corporate work, and served as a law clerk for a state regulatory agency and a private law firm. She was also a Congressional Intern to a U.S. Representative.