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Diversity Search

In today’s fast moving global marketplace, identifying, recruiting and retaining diverse professional leadership is a strategic imperative — and a major challenge for many businesses.  JDG embraces this global reality and has a deep appreciation for the value of diversity, not only within our own firm, but also for our clients. At the core, we believe that a diverse range of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, cultures, race and gender brings unique competitive advantages and innovative solutions to business challenges.

We have a proven track record of increasing the number of diverse candidates by conducting extensive outreach in a targeted manner.  For years, we have proactively cultivated relationships with diverse sets of industry thought leaders and a wide-range of diverse associations and professional societies.  In doing so, we extend awareness of executive searches that might be of interest to their members as well as afford them opportunities that foster career growth.  We are proud to be a member of the Minority Business Roundtable, a national membership organization for executives of African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native-American-owned top-tier businesses, representing a variety of trades and industries.

For every search we conduct we are highly cognizant of our client’s desire to increase its level of diversity across the board; we strive to present a diverse candidate pool.  This is a critical element of all JDG searches and we stand by this commitment.  Recent examples of searches that have yielded a senior diversity leader include:

  • Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management for the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Assistant Administrator for the Next Generation Air Transportation System for the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Chief Component Human Capital Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Government Accountants
  • Chief Information Officer for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Chief Information Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Chief Information Officer for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Chief Investment Officer for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
  • Chief Risk Officer for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
  • CMS Portfolio Director for the MITRE Corporation
  • Director, Departmental Office of Civil Rights for the Department of Transportation
  • Director of Federal Consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Director of the National Energy Technology Lab for the Department of Energy
  • Director, Office of Protected Resources for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics for the Department of Transportation
  • Executive Director for the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics
  • Executive Director for the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Managing Director of Strategic Planning and External Liaison for the Government Accountability Office
  • Principal of Navy Market for Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Senior Vice President of Federal IT Services for Irving Burton Associates
  • Vice President of Human Resources for the Center of Naval Analyses
  • Vice President of Labor Division for IMPAQ International
  • Vice President, Regulatory & Policy Research for ICF International

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