Connie joined Strawn Arnold & Associates, Ltd. in 2002 following a 25 year career in education and corporate recruiting. Since joining the firm, she has served as the partner in charge of recruiting operations overseeing research, candidate identification and selection for searches conducted in research and development, medical/clinical/scientific affairs, commercial, and general administration in the Life Sciences industry. Prior to entering the executive search profession, Connie directed large-scale recruiting operations for Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Aetna, and E-Systems, a division of Raytheon. She also held faculty and staff positions at the University of Connecticut and the University of Arkansas. Connie earned an M.A. in Communication and an Ed.D. from the University of Arkansas.