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PBR Executive Search conducts searches for presidents and executive directors and their direct reports focused on development, marketing and communications, operations, and finance.

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PBR Arts and Culture Clients Arts and Culture

92Y (New York, NY)

  • Vice President, Tisch Music Performance Program
  • Director, Institutional Giving
  • Director, Individual Giving
  • Director of Principal Gifts

Academy of American Poets (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT)

  • Executive Director

American Academy in Berlin (New York, NY)

  • Vice President of Development

American Ballet Theatre (New York, NY)

  • Director of Development

Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, CO)

  • Executive Director

Aperture Foundation (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director
  • Director of Development

Art21 (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director
  • Director of Development

BAM (Brooklyn, NY)

  • Vice President for Development

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, NY)

  • President
PBR Education Clients Education

Achieve Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

  • President and Executive Director

Bank Street College of Education (New York, NY)

  • Vice President for Development

Beginning with Children Foundation (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director
  • Director of Development

Brown University (Providence, RI)

  • Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Senior Vice President for Advancement
  • Vice President for Development
  • Vice President for Alumni Relations (2x)
  • Vice President for Campus Safety
  • Director and Librarian, John Carter Brown Library
  • Director, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
  • Director of Global Partnerships and Programs
  • Senior Associate Dean for Study Abroad
  • Associate Dean for Curricular Integration

Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA)

  • Chief Communications Officer

Cambridge in America (New York, NY)

  • Director, Major Gifts (7x)

Canterbury School (New Milford, CT)

  • Chief Advancement Officer

Cathedral High School (New York, NY)

  • Director of Development

Children’s Storefront (New York, NY)

  • Director of Development

Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)

  • Vice President for Communications

Coney Island Prep (Brooklyn, NY)

  • Chief Development Officer
PBR Environment Clients Environment

African Parks Foundation of America (Washington, DC)

  • Executive Director

The Conservation Fund (Washington, DC)

  • Senior Vice President, Strategic Engagement
  • Vice President, Communications and Marketing

Friends of the High Line (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director
  • Vice President, Development (2x)

Friends of Hudson River Park (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director

Horticultural Society of New York (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director

New York Restoration Project (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director (3x)
  • Senior Vice President of External Affairs
  • Chief Development Officer

Rainforest Alliance (New York, NY)

  • Vice President for Development

Rocky Mountain Institute (New York, NY; Boulder, CO; San Francisco, CA)

  • Principal, Development
  • Major Gift Officer (3x)

Rodale Institute (Kutztown, PA)

  • Executive Director

Scenic Hudson (Poughkeepsie, NY)

  • Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy and Science

Vermont Center for Ecostudies (Norwich, VT)

  • Executive Director

Westchester Land Trust (Bedford Hills, NY)

  • Executive Director
PBR Human Services Clients Human Services

Adaptive Sports Foundation (Windham, NY)

  • Executive Director

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) (New York, NY)

  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President of Development
  • Director of Development, Eastern Region

Amnesty International USA (New York, NY)

  • Deputy Executive Director, External Affairs (2x)

BBYO (Washington, DC)

  • Chief External Affairs Officer

B’Nai Jeshurun (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director

Brown RISD Hillel (Providence, RI)

  • Executive Director

Catholic Guardian Services (New York, NY)

  • Chief Advancement Officer

Children’s Aid (New York, NY)

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief of People and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Chief Development Officer

Children’s Tumor Foundation (New York, NY)

  • Chief Advancement Officer

Citymeals on Wheels (New York, NY)

  • Senior Vice President for Development

Cohen Veterans Network (Stamford, CT/Washington, DC)

  • Senior Vice President, Advancement
  • Vice President for Major Gifts and Campaigns

Community Access (New York, NY)

  • Director of Development
PBR Foundations Clients Foundations

The Carmel Hill Fund (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director

Doris Duke Foundation (New York, NY)

  • Chief People Officer
  • Executive Director, Shangri La (Honolulu, HI)
  • Executive Director, Duke Farms (Hillsborough Township, NJ) (2x)
  • Director, People and Culture
  • Program Director for the Arts (2x)
  • Program Director for Medical Research
  • Program Director for Child Well-being
  • Building Bridges, Program Officer, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

Edward John Noble Foundation (Greenwich, CT)

  • Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Gerstner Philanthropies (Armonk, NY)

  • Program Director

The Heinz Endowments (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Managing Director, Creativity

J.M. Kaplan Fund (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director

Jerome L. Greene Foundation (New York, NY)

  • Program Director

Kornfeld Foundation (New York, NY)

  • Executive Director

New York Community Trust (New York, NY)

  • Chief Philanthropic Officer

Poses Family Foundation (New York, NY)

  • Program Director, Workplace Initiative

Robertson Foundation (New York, NY)

  • Program Director, Environment Portfolio

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust (New York, NY)

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Program Officer, Environment
  • Program Officer, Democracy

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust (Chapel Hill, NC)

  • Executive Director
  • Senior Grant Officer
  • Grant Officer