Virginia O’Brien Record
Virginia O’Brien Record has been a Client Partner in Sterling Martin Associates’ Washington, DC office since 2009. She has overall responsibility for the firm’s external relations, including current and prospective clients and candidates, and for overseeing the Sterling Martin search process to ensure that all of the firm’s search assignments are handled efficiently and professionally – on time and on budget.
Virginia is a 35-year veteran of nonprofit management, having served in leadership positions at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and The American Hospital of Paris. When she returned from Paris, she joined the staff of a Maryland-based family trust where she provided management consulting services and fundraising guidance to the trust’s grantees.
Virginia has served on a number of nonprofit boards over the course of her career, including the Newark (NJ) Chapter of The Salvation Army, New Brunswick Development Corporation, the New Brunswick Cultural Center, and the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey, among many others. She was an elected official in the Borough of Highland Park, NJ, served for several years as Police Commissioner, and was honored in 1999 by both the Governor of the State of New Jersey and the joint New Jersey State Legislature for her outstanding community service and leadership. During the same year, she was also honored by the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, one of New Jersey’s largest chambers, as a Community Leader of Distinction.
Virginia served for two terms on the Board of Directors (three years as Board Chair) of the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys & Girls Club where she was named the 2009 Board Member of the Year. She also completed two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Lyndon State College Foundation (VT) where she was an active participant in the College’s Centennial Campaign, a successful $10 million effort.
Virginia is also a regular reviewer for the Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy, an annual publication that takes the guesswork out of giving by identifying the best community-based charities in Washington D.C. and nearby Maryland and Virginia. Since its founding in 2003, hundreds of charities have been vetted and presented in the Catalogue.
Virginia’s for-profit experience includes serving as Board Chair of a Utah-based technology company that provides software solutions to the healthcare industry. She took the company through an acquisition in 2009.
Virginia earned a BA in French from Dunbarton College, and she holds a master’s degree in higher education from Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey. She is a resident of Alexandria, Virginia.
Please contact Virginia O’Brien Record: 202-441-7010 or [email protected].
Visit Virginia on LinkedIn.