The Executive Search Team

Executive Search Services maintains a full-time team to assist with all aspects of the president, provost, and vice president search process.

ACCT’s team is comprised of seasoned professionals and nationally recognized experts committed to exemplary governance.

np_2010Narcisa Polonio, Ed.D.

Executive Vice President for Research,
Education, and Board Leadership Services

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Office:(202) 775-4670 | Mobile: (202) 276-1983

Dr. Polonio is responsible for coordinating all of ACCT's direct services to executive leaders and governing boards. She has over 35 years of experience working with community colleges including service as a community college president and as a board member.

Dr. Polonio attended Foothill Community College, CA, holds a B.A. in History from San Jose State University, CA, an M.A. from Stanford University, CA, and an Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Additionally, she served as a member of the College of St. Elizabeth Board of Regents for six years.

Laurie Savona, Ed.D.

Operations Officer, Search Services

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Office: (202) 775-4474 | Mobile: (202) 595-4300

Ms. Savona is responsible for operations management of Board Leadership Services. Previously Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President of American Council on Education (ACE), Laurie has 8 years of experience as the Executive Assistant to the President/Compliance Officer for Suffolk County Community College in Long Island, NY and also served as the City Clerk for the City of Portland, Maine. She earned her doctorate degree in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.P.A. from University of Maine, and a B.A. in Economics from Stony Brook University in New York.

julie golder alion.jpgJulie Golder Alion, J.D.

Search Services Coordinator

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Office: (202) 775-4466 | Mobile: (202) 384-5816

Ms. Golder coordinates reference reports, has assisted with dozens of searches throughout the country, served as a Law Clerk for the Senate Finance Committee, and studied China’s legal system in Shanghai. She received a J.D. from the University of Montana’s School of Law, and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Central Florida.

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John Steinecke

Search Services Specialist

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Office: (202) 775-4468 | Mobile (202) 384-6539

Mr. Steinecke provides search service assistance to boards of trustees, and came to ACCT from The Search Group, LLC, in Columbia, MD, as a recruiting manager. He has over 15 years of experience providing consultative executive search services to businesses in the Washington/Baltimore area.

Mr. Steinecke was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Board of Trustees of Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD in July 2002 and served until August 2010. Mr. Steinecke received a B.A. degree in English Literature from Middlebury College, VT.