Montague named DHR's Nonprofit Practice Group leader, North America

Sep 8, 2014

CHICAGO (Sept. 8, 2014) – Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Executive Vice President Mary Lee Montague has been named as the firm’s Nonprofit Practice Group leader, North America. She will play a large roll partnering with DHR consultants to target nonprofit organizations needing search expertise as well as being part of attracting key talent to the firm to help grow the practice.

Montague’s experience, which includes 16 years with DHR, combined with 15 years as a nonprofit executive for PBS, has led to record-setting retention levels, excellent diversity placement, client satisfaction and repeat client engagement. After strategically switching her full focus to the growing nonprofit sector, Montague has quickly become a respected nonprofit professional and is recognized nationally as one of the leaders in the nonprofit space.

In addition to her work at DHR, Montague is a lecturer at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management Center for Nonprofit Management, guest lecturer at DePaul University and has spoken at the Executives’ Club of Chicago. She is active in the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, YWMA, The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, among others. In 2014 she received the DHR International Global Philanthropic Award and the Junior League of Chicago Outstanding Service Award.

In related news, Executive Vice President James Abruzzo has been named as the DHR’s Nonprofit Practice Group, global leader. He is based out of the firm’s New York office. Abruzzo was the previous managing director of the firm’s Nonprofit Practice Group and has more than 30 years of experience as an executive search consultant.

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