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.

narcisa polonioNarcisa 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.

Julie Golder Alion webJulie 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.

Jeremy webJeremy Lightner

Recruiter and Project Associate

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Mr. Lightner focuses on recruitment and outreach for the Executive Search Services team. He came to ACCT from the Florida Center for Prevention Research. Mr. Lightner earned is A.A. degree from St. Johns River State College, FL, holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of North Florida, FL, and a M.S. in Higher Education from Florida State University, FL.

marcwMarc Wollenschlaeger

Board Services Associate

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Office:(202) 775-4458 | Mobile: (202) 763-9399

Mr. Wollenschlaeger is responsible for the ACCT Searches website and processing candidate applications. He came to ACCT from the Florida State University Foundation and has over 5 years of experience in administrative and financial services.

Mr. Wollenschlaeger attended Central Florida Community College, FL, holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with concentrations in Public Administration and Emergency Management from Florida State University, FL, and a M.S. in Higher Education concentrating in Student Affairs from Florida State University, FL.