Shannon McCambridge

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M., brings proven expertise in the selection process and many years of higher education leadership to her work at AGB Search.  Since joining the firm in 2014, Ms. McCambridge has focused on serving the executive search needs in Catholic Higher Education across the country. A sampling of the colleges and universities she has assisted includes:

  • Saint Joseph’s College of New York – President; Provost; Vice President for Advancement
  • Thomas More University (KY) – President
  • College of St. Scholastica (MN) – President
  • Gonzaga University (WA) – Vice President for Administration
  • University of San Diego (CA) – President
  • Barry University (FL) – President

In addition to an advanced degree in employment law, Ms. McCambridge’s professional background includes many years of practicing and teaching employment law. As an employment law attorney in a large law firm, she advised clients on a wide spectrum of employment-related and human resource issues including how to avoid mistakes in the selection process and mediating workplace disputes. She has represented clients before state and federal administrative agencies and before courts on employment law matters and has published in the employment law field.  In 2013, her article, “Third-party Retaliation: The Shoes of an Employer,” was published in Atlanta’s John Marshall Law Journal. Ms. McCambridge has taught graduate and undergraduate employment law and business law courses at three universities.

Ms. McCambridge provides anti-bias training for AGB Search clients. The training is designed to educate search committee’s on the existence of implicit bias and provide safeguards in the selection process in order to create a more diverse and welcoming workplace.

In addition to her work with AGB Search, Ms. McCambridge serves as a consultant on best practices in board governance with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). In this capacity, she facilitates AGB’s National Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents. The Institute is designed to assist new chair-president teams in developing robust partnerships and creating focused agendas to best position both the board and institution to meet strategic leadership objectives. Ms. McCambridge’s governance work is informed by her experience in serving four terms on the Board of Trustees of Gonzaga University (GU) and chairing the Governance Committee. She is now trustee emerita at GU.

Ms. McCambridge is a Truman Scholarship finalist and graduated with honors from three institutions: Gonzaga University (B.A.), William Mitchell College of Law (J.D.), and John Marshall Law School (LL.M).