Ms. Ellen Heffernan

EllenPartner of SJG-The Spelman & Johnson Group. SJG-The Spelman & Johnson Group is a national retained executive search firm with a proven history filling leadership positions within higher education. Since its inception in 1991, SJG has assisted virtually every type of higher education institution identify, recruit, and hire senior leadership.

Ms. Heffernan graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in economics and government. She joined SJG in 1996, after a ten-year career in higher education that included positions at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is also a national speaker on topics related to recruiting and professional development in higher education and serves as faculty for several national higher education association professional development programs. Ms. Heffernan also currently serves on the board of the National Association of Executive Recruiters.