Michael S. Singleton

Michael brings his depth of expertise, clarity of thought and judgment, and thorough approach to process to social impact organizations navigating organizational change.

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Michael Singleton conducts high-profile searches for cultural, philanthropic and educational institutions. Based in New York, Michael excels at working with organizations looking to make an impact in their communities. His clients include organizations across the fine arts, performing arts, public media, natural history, STEAM, education, and philanthropic landscape. He works with some of the most significant social impact organizations in the United States, focusing on CEO and Chief Development Officer searches. As part of his work, Michael has worked with board search committees and senior management teams to recruit impactful, next-generation leaders committed to furthering racial, gender and economic equity.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Michael lived in London, working as Project Manager for The Rhodes Project. In this role, he focused on a research initiative exploring the experiences and trajectories of women Rhodes Scholars. Earlier, Michael worked in community and volunteer relations for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, DC.

Michael holds a BA in English from Yale University.
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Areas of Expertise

Development and Transition Executive Search Leisure and Hospitality Social Impact Trade and Professional Associations

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