Linda Deal serves as Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. She joined Myers McRae after working 22 years at Mercer University, where she was Executive Director for Advancement Records. Her outstanding ability to track details, meet timelines, and provide answers benefits the searches she coordinates for Myers McRae. In her position at Mercer, she directed a staff of three. She was responsible for managing the university’s advancement services operations, working with more than 80,000 alumni and donor giving records, and for preparing all statistical reports for the Office of the University Advancement. Prior to joining Mercer, she worked for two computer firms, developing extensive skills and knowledge in database management and operations. She also owned a business in Douglas, Georgia, and was active with the downtown business owners group. Ms. Deal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University. She also attended Macon State College (now Middle Georgia State University) and South Georgia College.