Managing Director - AGB Consulting

Position Overview

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The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) seeks a Managing Director (MD) to lead its consulting business, AGB Consulting. This new mission-focused, entrepreneurial, and business-minded leader will be responsible for – in collaboration with, Henry Stoever, AGB’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the AGB Leadership Team, and One AGB staff and consultants – delivering financial and non-financial results, developing and executing the business strategy, and defining the next generation of this member-centric business service.

The new MD will be capable of communicating comfortably across a range of audiences and will increase the consulting business’ revenue, margin, and impact as well as drive change with a collaborative, consensus-building approach that promotes partnership across One AGB, defines services offered, and creates new services to meet member needs of strong leadership and governance. In addition to working closely with the CEO, they will also seek ways to collaborate with AGB’s Membership, Content, Event Programs, and Marketing teams and AGB Search so that members can leverage all the offerings of One AGB for the greatest impact and value to higher education governing boards.

The MD will be committed to executing the strategic priorities of AGB Consulting and One AGB and will work with, manage, and motivate the consulting staff, as well as a large group of consultants. This leader will understand higher education from either having worked within a college, university, or foundation, consulted to an institution, or served on an institution’s board. Well-versed in higher education board governance, this new leader will have business development expertise and ideally has either built or led a consulting practice.    

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the premier organization focused on empowering college, university, and foundation boards to govern with knowledge and confidence. AGB provides leadership and counsel to member boards, chief executives, organizational staff, policymakers, and other key industry leaders to help them navigate the changing higher education landscape. For more information, visit AGB’s website at:

For further information about the position and its requirements, please review the position profile above.

Nominations and Applications

The Search Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications in July and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicant materials should be received by July 16, 2021.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunity and attributes outlined in the position profile, a current resume, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names of five professional references (references will not be contacted without prior permission).

Application materials and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to:

The search is being assisted by:

Monica Burton, Principal, / (917) 825-2961

Margaret “Peggy” Plympton, Principal, / (484) 554-4542

Andrew Bowen, Executive Search / (802) 345-1279 

AGB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employees are selected on the basis of their qualifications and work experience. AGB does not discriminate against any candidate for employment or employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical handicap, matriculation, or political affiliation. AGB also strives to recruit and promote qualified candidates from minority groups, women, veterans, and the disabled.