Mary Tydings


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Mary Tydings



Washington, D.C.

Mary Tydings

Mary Tydings is a 30-year veteran of the search business and built the firm's Nonprofit sector. Mary works with major national and international foundations, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions and higher educational institutions to recruit presidents and chief executives, and advise board leadership on issues of governance, succession planning, executive transition and assessment, and board development. Mary has played a key leadership role inside the firm and as a designated mentor.

Previous Experience

Mary joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 1984. In 1992, she took a leave of absence to assist the Clinton-Gore transition, working as a Search Manager. She continued her work in the White House before returning to the firm in 1993. Mary’s career started in journalism. She spent several years as an editor and reporter for the Mutual Broadcasting System before joining "The Larry King Show" as a producer.

Additional Professional Activities

Mary is a Member of the Board at Bowdoin College, her alma mater, and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.


Mary received her B.A. from Bowdoin College.


Nonprofit, Arts and Culture, Global Development and Environment, Nonprofit Health and Human Services, Public Sector, Trade and Professional Associations, Healthcare Services, Corporate Affairs Officers, Diversity and Inclusion, Assessment, Leadership Advisory Services, Succession Planning

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