Mercedes C. Vance, brings 12 years of higher education and not-for-profit executive search experience to Witt/Kieffer. Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer she worked in corporate retained search, but her commitment to participating in organizations that enhance diversity and quality of life brought her back to higher education and not-for-profit search work.
Serving a broad spectrum of Witt/Kieffer higher education clients and candidates, Mercedes works to identify presidents, vice presidents and deans in colleges and universities. Mercedes is involved in the complete range of executive search services including identifying top candidates and assisting in the research, interviewing, negotiating and follow-up processes of every successful search.
During college, Mercedes worked for four years in all aspects of human resources for the U.S. Department of Energy in Albuquerque, NM. Her work in human resources led her to a career in executive search work.
Mercedes is committed to serving not-for-profit groups by volunteering with a wide variety of organizations in her community. She received her associate’s degree at the University of New Mexico and her bachelor's degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Mercedes is based in Portland, ME and may be reached through the Oak Brook office.