Barbara Brown, Managing Director

Barbara Brown brings over two decades of senior level search work across many sectors to BSBSearch projects. Barbara conveys in all her search projects a passion for the work of the nonprofit community and her clients and a commitment to public service that has been a constant in both her career and in her own board and volunteer work. In addition to her BSBSearch experiences, Barbara’s background includes extensive work at large and medium-sized executive recruiting firms, including AT Kearney International, where her practice included not-for-profit and foundation searches.

Barbara has recently completed searches for organizations such as: The Anti-Defamation League, The Center for Arts Education, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Central Park Conservancy, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Some of her projects have included Executive Director, senior level development, financial and program positions, such as the Manhattan Consortium Director for New York City's homeless prevention program, as well as, the International Council for Media.

Highlights of Barbara's background include work in education, a congressional staff member, and as an innovator in professional services marketing. That background complements Barbara's efforts as an award-winning community activist, a set of experiences that includes service on nonprofit Boards, chairing committees and developing programs benefiting her local communities in Larchmont, NY, Mercer Island, WA, and New York City. Barbara is a former member of the Board of Directors of Center for Family Representation, a nonprofit organization providing legal and social services to families in need navigating the family court system with the goal of keeping families together. She has a BS from the University of Maryland.

Barbara can be reached at: bbrown@bsbsearch.com, 718-884-2133.

Kay McFadden, Senior Consultant

Kay McFadden has been a talent acquisition specialist since 2007, recruiting executives for both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Kay previously spent 16 years as an award-winning journalist covering business, media and technology. She has served on the boards of not-for-profit professional and educational associations in Los Angeles and New York.

Kay resides in New York City and can be reached at: kayson212@gmail.com, 212.879.3784




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