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Robyn Ezzell

Robyn Ezzell

Manager, Non-profit Executive Search

Robyn Ezzell conducts regional and national searches for non-profit organizations in need of executive and senior leadership roles. Her experience includes working with social service/human services, animal welfare, conservation, education, faith-based ministries, and other cause-related and philanthropic charities. 

Her clients range from major foundations to national charitable coalitions to small local nonprofits. In addition Robyn works with quasi-governmental and governmental agencies.  Robyn also consults with candidates in the for-profit sector seeking to transition into the nonprofit arena. Robyn has been recognized as FGP’s “Great Person of the Year." Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for Together SC, South Carolina's only organization focused solely on supporting and strengthening the state's non-profit community through education, advocacy, communications, collaboration and leadership. 

Robyn began her career in television broadcasting. During her eight-year career she won three Alabama Associated Press Awards. Before joining FGP, she was the Morning/Noon Anchor for WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC. She credits her years in investigative journalism to becoming a trusted advisor in talent management.


Fun Facts:

What motivates you to work hard? 
Knowing that I have pleased my clients is my biggest motivation.  I always want to leave the day feeling like I have satisfied my client’s expectations.  

What is your proudest accomplishment? 
Last week I would have said putting together my child’s kitchen set, but in reality it is raising him, even though it has been only a short two and a half years so far. 

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? 
Each time the Blue Angels visit a city for a show, they choose three local dignitaries and three media professionals to take a ride.  I was selected by my television station to take the trip.  I went through a thorough physical and training.  We pulled 7.5 G’s and flew across the northern part of Alabama in about 30 minutes (normally a 3 hour car ride).  I actually did not get sick; however, I “greyed” out – basically I passed out, but I could still hear the pilot telling me to breath and do the “hic” maneuver they had taught me.  It helped!  I woke up after about 5 seconds and we continued on.  It really is a trip of a life time, because once you fly with the Blue Angels, you are never allowed to fly with them again.