Morehouse College Presidential Search

Search Firm

About Isaacson Miller

Isaacson, Miller is a national executive search firm devoted to recruiting exceptional leaders for mission-driven organizations. Our founders created the firm in 1982, a time when civic institutions rarely used executive search firms.

The firm has grown steadily, and today, Isaacson, Miller stands alone as a large, national, retained search firm dedicated to the full range of public and civic missions. We have active practices in higher education, science and social science research, human services, conservation and environmental defense, human and civil rights advocacy, K-12 education, academic and community healthcare, philanthropy, arts and culture, and community-based economic development, with sub-specialties in almost every functional area.

Many of our clients and past candidates become part of an extended network that shares our goal of strengthening the civic infrastructure. They see their own missions reflected in the work of the firm and choose to assist us, generously, in our quest for the finest talent in their fields.

The country’s civic community has come to recognize our persistent commitment to recruiting diverse talent. On average, in searches completed with us over the last decade, 40% of our clients have hired women and 25% people of color.

Isaacson, Miller is a mission-driven business committed to the recruitment of powerful civic leaders.

Isaacson, Miller is a mission-driven business committed to the recruitment of powerful civic leaders who raise our own and our clients’ competitive aspirations. We believe that civic organizations are essential to a strong civil society, a vigorous democracy, and to a free market economy. Civic institutions educate us all. They encourage the marketplace of ideas through research, teaching, and advocacy. They inspire innovation, and, through foundations and philanthropy, they arouse the charitable endeavors of private citizens. The civic sector serves as the guardian of our economic and societal strength. We have made its success our business. 

Monroe "Bud" Moseley 

Vice President

Monroe "Bud" Moseley joined Isaacson, Miller in 1989 after a distinctive career in higher education and industry. Bud is skilled in conducting executive searches for a wide range of nonprofit clients, including small and large public, private, and faith-based institutions, community and liberal arts colleges, as well as doctoral, research intensive universities and institutes. He has served organizations and agencies in human and social services, associations, and foundations, as well as clients working in healthcare, community development, advocacy, and social justice. Bud has recruited executive, administrative, and technical officers, whether titled president, chancellor, executive director, vice president, provost, dean, or director. He has worked with boards, search committees, and individual hiring officers, and is well known for listening intently to clients, before managing a rigorous search process designed to produce a talented, diverse pool of candidates, in a timely manner. After completing his Bachelor's and Master's degrees, Bud was a student affairs administrator at the University of Rhode Island and at Boston College. Before joining Isaacson, Miller, he was a human resources officer with domestic and global responsibility for recruiting at a technology corporation and at an international science and technology consulting firm. A committed contributor to a civil society, Bud serves on local, regional, and national boards, including the City of Boston Compensation Advisory Board, Boston Renaissance Charter Public School, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and the National Affordable Housing Foundation.

Lionel Anderson

Since joining Isaacson, Miller in 2015, Lionel Anderson has recruited senior leadership for colleges, universities, private and community foundations, state agencies, and non-profit organizations. Within higher education, Lionel's focus has been presidential searches as well as the recruitment of deans and a broad range of functional officers. Prior to IM, he spent a decade in undergraduate student development and student affairs, most recently co-designing, launching, and operating Haverford College's Office of Academic Resources, partnering with students on research organization and senior thesis writing. Lionel has also guest lectured and taught professional development as adjunct faculty and, for several years, served as a New York Times seasonal education contributor, penning op-eds on the ingredients of undergraduate success and college-level writing. He earned a BA in sociology and an MSEd in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.