Oak Brook, Ill. – August 4, 2021 – WittKieffer, a leading global executive search firm dedicated exclusively to organizations that improve the quality of life in healthcare, education, the life sciences and the not-for-profit sector, today announced the hiring of Sharon Higgins as the firm’s head of marketing. Higgins will provide guidance and leadership across marketing and communication channels, directly engaging with colleagues to strengthen the firm’s brand and further business development goals to support each of WittKieffer’s practice areas.
Higgins brings more than 25 years of experience leading strategic communication efforts for professional service organizations and higher education institutions. She has proven herself to be an innovative, results-oriented leader who inspires others to find opportunities in challenges and to achieve excellence in all pursuits.
“We are extremely excited to have Sharon join our team and help WittKieffer continue on its course as one of the leading firms in the executive search industry,” said Elizabeth Frye, M.D., F.A.C.P., WittKieffer’s chief of operations. “She brings unique skills that she has honed in her prior leadership roles and a creativity and willingness to explore new opportunities for us to market our services and, ultimately, serve our clients better. Her expertise and insights will be invaluable to our firm.”
Prior to joining WittKieffer, Higgins served as associate vice president for marketing and communications at Loyola University Maryland, where she focused on brand strategy, digital marketing, lead generation, enrollment and community engagement. She has also held marketing roles with College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Aon, The Warner Companies and Ernst & Young.
WittKieffer is a global executive search firm dedicated exclusively to organizations that improve quality of life in healthcare, education, the life sciences and the not-for-profit sector. Its industry-specialized consultants deliver solutions across the leadership continuum – experienced, emerging and interim – that build long-term partnerships and successful outcomes. The firm understands leadership, people who lead and the impact they have on organizations and society. Visit wittkieffer.com to learn more.