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 175 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 Taps CEO for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body

After a nationwide search, Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has helped to place Matthew Travis as the first chief executive officer for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). Principal Paul Belford led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Travis oversees the day-to-day development and management of the CMMC-AB to support the goals and objectives

JDG Associates Tapped by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body to Find New CEO

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has been retained by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) to lead its search for a new CEO. Principal Paul Belford is spearheading the assignment. Reporting to the board of directors, the CEO will staff and supervise CMMC-AB’s C-suite executives. The individual will have responsibility for the following functional areas:

JDG Completes Search for the 14th Register of Copyrights for the Library of Congress

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has assisted the Library of Congress in the selection of Shira Perlmutter as its Register of Copyrights. Ms. Perlmutter will step into the role in late October and will assume leadership of the organization during its 150th year. Darren DeGioia, president of the search firm, led the assignment. “Shira brings to this role a

JDG Associates Seeks General Counsel for Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a federal corporation that insures private-sector defined benefit pension plans, has enlisted Rockville, MD-based JDG Associates to find its next general counsel. Leading the assignment is Darren DeGioia, the search firm’s president. The general counsel, who reports to the director of Washington, D.C.-based PBGC, serves as secretary to the

Press Releases

JDG Completes VP of Marketing Search for the U.S. Postal Service

(Jan. 4, 2021) JDG and the U.S. Postal Service are pleased to announce the selection of Sheila Holman as the new Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining USPS, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Framebridge in which she was hired to lead brand, marketing, PR and growth strategy across the category disruptor

The Cadmus Group Hires 1st Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

(Jan. 4, 2021) JDG and The Cadmus Group are pleased to announce the selection of Dawn-Marie Gray as their 1st Director, DEI. Prior to joining Cadmus, she served as Head of Creative Strategy for Sunshine Matter, a boutique marketing consultancy focused on educating, equipping, and empowering organizational leadership to deliberately and purposefully engage culturally diverse

JDG Completes 3 Key Searches for the Architect of the Capitol

(Nov. 9, 2020) JDG and the Architect of the Capitol are pleased to announce the selection of David Wilder as Superintendent of the House Office Buildings, Stephanie Jones as Superintendent of the Senate Office Buildings and Kirk Nelson as Deputy Superintendent of the House Office Buildings. Mr. Wilder, possessing a Master’s in Architecture from the

JDG Completes Search for AFRL’s Chief Scientist, Materials & Manufacturing

(Sept. 29, 2020) JDG and the Air Force Research Lab are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Richard Vaia as the new Chief Scientist for Materials & Manufacturing. Prior to this, Dr. Vaia was the Senior Scientist for Emergent Materials Systems in the Air Force Research Laboratory. In this role, he was the principal

JDG Completes Search for USRA’s VP Corporate Strategy and Development

(July 6, 2020) JDG and USRA are pleased to announce the selection of Dennis Feerick as the new Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development. Dennis joins USRA from SAIC, where he was the Senior Business Development Director and Capture Manager. While at SAIC, he led NASA and FAA captures for engineering, IT, testing, and