Spelman Johnson attending NCAA Convention

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Spelman Johnson’s athletic practice team will be attending the NCAA Convention

January 18-21, in Nashville, TN!


Meet with Dell Robinson, Search Associate – Athletic Practice

It would be our pleasure to speak with you about your professional development plans or to receive your suggestions of individuals of exceptional talent you think we should meet-whether at the conference or through direct outreach. We will also be available to discuss strategies and solutions to help your athletics program successfully recruit key professionals or to discuss our consulting services.

Please contact Dell at ddr@spelmanjohnson.com prior to the Convention if you would like to schedule a time to meet!

Hope to see you in Nashville!

Division III Professionals, Join Our Session!

Ellen Heffernan, President of Spelman Johnson will be participating in the Division III educational session, “Human Resource Issues: Understanding the Fair Labor Standards and Conducting a Successful Search”

Date: Thursday, January 19
Time: 9:45-11:15am

Spelman Johnson’s Athletic Practice

Spelman Johnson’s athletic practice focuses solely on intercollegiate athletics-based executive search services for directors of athletics, conference commissioners, and head coaches for NCAA Divisions I, II, and III institutions.

We also provides institutions and athletics conferences with a wide range of consulting services such as feasibility studies, strategic planning, benchmarking studies, Title IX audits and compliance reviews.

Ellen Heffernan

President - Spelman Johnson

Ellen Heffernan graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in economics and government. She joined Spelman Johnson in 1996, after a ten-year career in higher education that included positions at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also a national speaker and writer on topics related to recruiting and professional development in higher education and serves as faculty for several national higher education association professional development programs. Ellen also currently serves on the executive board of the National Association of Executive Recruiters.