Maeve Connolly to help oversee the firm’s growing higher education practice
December 16, 2019
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – McAllister & Quinn has promoted Maeve Connolly to Vice President of the Higher Education Practice. In addition to overseeing several of the firm’s higher education clients, she will also help to develop and implement the practice’s strategic goals. Maeve served as Managing Director for the firm prior to her promotion to Vice President.
“We are excited that Maeve has agreed to take on this new leadership role at McAllister & Quinn,” says John McAllister, who founded the firm in 2004 with Andy Quinn. “Maeve’s expertise will be critical as McAllister & Quinn continues to grow and as we begin to offer new products and services to our higher education clients.”
Maeve Connolly has been with the firm’s growing higher education practice since 2011. Throughout her tenure, Maeve has served as a higher education fellow, research analyst, director, and managing director. Maeve has worked with a diverse client portfolio to develop strategies in alignment with institutional priorities and execute these plans to achieve results. She has developed an intimate understanding of the culture on college campuses and utilizes this experience to work effectively with leadership, staff, and individual faculty members. She has served as an internal resource to colleagues and developed expertise in pursuing and securing external funding in conjunction with clients. Together with her clients, Maeve has worked to secure tens of millions of dollars in external funding from federal agencies and private foundations.
Maeve graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, GA. She also holds a Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership from the Institute for Leadership Advancement through the Terry College of Business at UGA. Maeve served as the president of the UGA Alumni Association’s Washington, DC Chapter throughout 2015 and 2016. Maeve also worked with the UGA in Washington Program to initiate an internship and mentoring program with McAllister & Quinn. This relationship has resulted in two UGA graduates joining McAllister & Quinn’s higher education practice full-time following graduation.
Based in Washington, D.C., with 40 full‐time employees, McAllister & Quinn provides numerous private and public colleges and universities with consulting in areas such as federal grants, congressional research funding, foundations, public‐private and international partnerships and institution‐wide strategic projects.