Principal, Practice Leader for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Senior Executive Search Consultant
Marion Frenche has worked in executive search since 1997, 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 Greenwood and Asher in 2004. In her executive search career, Frenche has completed over 300 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.
As one of GA&A’s first three team members named to the rank of principal, Frenche 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.
As Principal, Frenche works with the firm’s partners on search and firm responsibilities, including developing consultants, researchers and administrative assistants and referencing specialists and quality control. She contributes on new client engagement, business development and building relationships with clients.