About Us

Founded in 1973, and having completed more than 4,500 search assignments, the firm’s experience is deep, its reach is powerful, and its track record is extraordinary. At JDG Associates, its research-intensive process and personal approach have resulted in successful senior-level searches across a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines in the Washington, D.C. region and nationally. Its local and national clients include research and consulting organizations; Fortune 1000 corporations; federal, state and local government agencies as well as small, mid and large associations and professional societies. Moreover, as a GSA-approved small business, and minority roundtable member, the firm’s thriving public sector practice allows them to provide client agencies with a selection of diverse, highly-qualified senior-executives. JDG has built an outstanding reputation in serving federal government clients.  The firm has successfully completed more than 200 Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL), Senior Technical (ST) and GS15 searches for 45 federal agencies.

The firm knows that open and ongoing communication with clients before, during and after the process, allows them to build partnerships, deliver results, and become trusted advisors. It also allows them to be flexible in its approach and adapt if a client’s needs change during a search. They become an extension of clients. Its passion, commitment to customer service, and client-centric focus has fueled the firm’s success for nearly 50 years. 

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The search business is a people business. At JDG, they are passionate about what they do and understand how leadership drives success.

The are dedicated and knowledgeable and bring years of experience covering a wide variety of industries and disciplines. Its team prides itself on establishing long-standing partnerships with clients.

Solutions And Expertise

At JDG Associates, its research-intensive process and personal approach have resulted in successful senior-level searches across a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines in the Washington, D.C. region and nationally. Its local and national clients include research and consulting organizations; Fortune 1000 corporations; federal, state and local government agencies as well as small, mid and large associations and professional societies.

Solutions
  • Executive Search
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Technology
  • Transportation
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

JDG Associates Seeks New Leader for American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists Foundation 

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has been retained by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists Foundation (AARST). The executive director has the primary responsibility for implementing policies and directives as set by the board of directors. Chief among these are: ensuring effective management of the organization; adherence to AARST’s mission, bylaws, policies, and procedures; and

JDG Associates Selected by the Government Accountability Office to Find Chief Data Officer

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has been retained by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to lead the search for its first chief data officer. This incoming executive will be expected to design and implement enterprise-wide data management, governance, and compliance strategies and frameworks to manage GAO’s data assets, said the search firm. The individual will

JDG Associates Recruits Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the American Veterinary Medical Association

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Latonia Craig as the first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). “As one of the largest and most influential veterinary associations in the world, the AVMA has a unique opportunity to increase DEI across our profession, and

JDG Associates Seeking Chief Diversity Officer for the American Veterinary Medical Association

Chief diversity, equity and inclusion officers have emerged as key leaders during this enormous period of transition for workers and the workplace. With a global workforce shifting in complexity, there is a growing need for diversity experts who can shape the vision, culture and very face of organizations. At issue: Too few women and people

Press Releases

Library of Congress retains JDG to recruit its Director, IT Service Operations

(September 7, 2022) JDG Associates, Executive Search Consultants, has been retained by the Library of Congress to assist in finding candidates for its Director of IT Service Operations (ITSO). The Director of ITSO will work with Library executive leadership, the Office of the CIO, and stakeholders from all Service Units to collaboratively define the goals, timeline, and constraints

JDG commences search for NOAA’s Senior Scientist for Space Weather

(September 6, 2022) JDG Associates, Executive Search Consultants, has been retained by NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) to assist in identifying its Senior Scientist for Space Weather (SSSW).  Serving as the principal scientific authority and the lead scientist focused on applied research in the field of space weather, the SSSW provides the principal

JDG completes Chief DEI Officer search for the AVMA

(September 1, 2022) Latonia Craig, Ed.D., an educator, scholar and most recently Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the American Veterinary Medical Association’s first Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. As Chief DEI Officer, Dr. Craig will be a member of the AVMA’s senior leadership team.

AVMA retains JDG to identify its new Chief Economist/Division Director

(August 30, 2022) JDG Associates, Executive Search Consultants, has been retained by the American Veterinary Medical Association (www.avma.org) to identify their Chief Economist/Division Director (CE/DD). The AVMA, a not-for-profit association founded in 1863 and headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, represents more than 97,000 U. S. veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and the uniformed

JDG engaged by Kellen Company to recruit Executive Vice President

(August 26, 2022) JDG Associates has been engaged by the Kellen Company (KC), a top-tier, global association management company (AMC), to conduct the executive search for a newly created Executive Vice President position. Reporting to the CEO with co-ownership responsibility for Kellen’s association management portfolio, the position will be in the company’s Washington, DC office. Interested