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. 

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
  • Sports
  • 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

Recruiting Senior Executives for the Federal Government

Executive recruitment for the federal government is not exactly the same as finding talent for the corporate world. One of the main differences, according to recruiters, is the application process and the time it takes to fill positions. Candidates must apply through the USAJOBS website, which can often be confusing and a challenge to navigate.

NAFA Fleet Management Association Taps JDG Associates to Find CEO

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

Hunt Scanlon Media’s Top 10 Recruiting Stories of 2019

What a year to be covering the executive recruitment industry! Going back over the hundreds of stories Hunt Scanlon Media brought to our readers over the course of 2019 has been both exhilarating and revealing. Change continues to come to the field, often in the most surprising ways. There has been growth and expansion, new ways of

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Tap JDG Associates to Find Chief Human Capital Officer

Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates has been tapped by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to find its next chief human capital officer. Reporting to the chief operating officer, the chief human capital officer will lead a staff of 200 and work across the entire CMS organization of more than 6,200 federal employees

Press Releases

NOAA Fisheries retains JDG to conduct the search for the Director, Office of Science and Technology

January 15, 2020 – JDG Associates, executive search consultants, has been retained by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to assist in finding its Director, Office of Science and Technology (OST).  Within NMFS, the Director, OST advocates and ensures sound scientific bases for NMFS science programs and resource conservation and management decisions. Reporting to the

JDG commences an additional search for NOAA for its Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries

January 21, 2020 – The Office of Sustainable Fisheries (OSF) focuses on implementing, guiding, and achieving a core mandate of the NOAA Fisheries, ensuring the productivity and sustainability of fisheries and fishing communities through science-based decision-making and compliance with regulations.  OSF is the principal source for advice and guidance on matters relating to domestic policy issues

JDG completes search for the AOC’s Assistant Director, Architecture and Historic Preservation Branch

February 3, 2020 – JDG and the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) are pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Lipscomb as the new Assistant Director, Architecture and Historic Preservation Branch. As a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Doug has nearly 25 years

SMACNA retains JDG to recruit Executive Director of Labor Relations

February 6, 2020 – JDG Associates, Ltd. has been engaged by the Chantilly, VA-based Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) to conduct the search for its Executive Director of Labor Relations position. SMACNA is an international trade association representing 1,800 member firms in 102 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and

JDG Hits Major Milestone in April 2018!

ROCKVILLE, MD – Today is a special day as we are celebrating 45 years of executive search excellence.  Founded in 1973 by Joe DeGioia (my father), JDG has become one of the Washington, DC region’s most respected boutique executive search firms. Our research-intensive process and personal approach have resulted in more than 4,000 successful senior-level