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”.
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.
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.