Marian DeBerry

Marian Alexander DeBerry has more than thirty years of professional experience, including fourteen years in executive search. While she has conducted searches in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, her work is particularly focused on conducting searches for the senior leadership of mission-driven institutions. Ms. DeBerry has extensive experience developing diverse and inclusive candidate rosters.

Prior to joining Campbell & Company, Ms. DeBerry spent eight years as vice president with two retained executive search firms and two years as an independent executive search consultant. In addition to her executive search work, Ms. DeBerry has experience in the nonprofit sector as an education administrator and in the corporate sector in commercial banking and treasury administration and management consulting. Ms. DeBerry served the Bank of Boston and Continental Bank for several years, developing investment portfolio strategies and trading recommendations and managing short-term liability positions. At the Bank of Boston, she served as recruiting team leader for the Wharton (University of Pennsylvania) and Fuqua (Duke University) Schools of Business. Ms. DeBerry began her career with an advocacy organization for female offenders and then served as executive director of a university-based educational achievement program for secondary school students.

Ms. DeBerry currently directs all talent management services and executive search assignments for Campbell & Company. She has worked with clients in education, healthcare, social services, associations, foundations, the environment, performing arts and museums, among others.

Ms. DeBerry has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Duke University and a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School of Business. She also studied at the London Business School. Ms. DeBerry serves in leadership volunteer positions with her parish and has also served on the advisory board for a national cultural institution. She is a frequent speaker on achieving a diverse workforce and on career development in nonprofit organizations.

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