An attorney, successful higher education administrator and active alumna for her alma mater, Veena Abraham, J.D. displays a breadth of expertise that informs her approach to executive search. In identifying talent, Veena prioritizes discovering the unique skill sets and goals of her candidates in order to match them with institutions that will help them achieve their aspirations. Based in Orlando, she engages in a range of searches for senior academic administrators, including presidents, provosts and deans, at distinguished educational and cultural institutions across the nation. In recognition of her service to clients and candidates, Veena received the firm’s Quality Award in 2019.
Prior to joining WittKieffer, Veena was Senior Director of Regional Engagement for the University of Miami in Florida. In this role, she led the vision for the regional strategy for the University of Miami Alumni Association and was responsible for the planning and implementation of programs that strategically engaged alumni. Additionally, Veena served as the Associate Director of Regional Programs for Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prior to working in higher education, Veena was a retail buyer and practiced law as a corporate immigration attorney.
Veena is the recipient of the 2015 CASE District III Award of Excellence for Best Practices in Alumni Relations, 2014 CASE Circle of Excellence Bronze Award for Special Events: Year Long, and the 2014 District III Award of Excellence for Alumni Programs. In addition, she is an active alumna, a Georgetown Alumni Admissions interviewer, and served on the Georgetown University Miami Alumni Executive Board.