Marcia Ballinger is a longtime Twin Cities executive search leader. She is Co-Founder and Principal at Ballinger|Leafblad, St. Paul-based search firm focused on serving the non-profit sector. Marcia has a BS in Business Administration and an MA in Speech-Communication, along with a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University, where she later served as chair of the board of directors. She is currently a board member of Nexus Family Healing and Tubman.
Marcia was named one of the Real Power 50 by Minnesota Business in 2014, a Top Woman in Business by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2008, and a Luminary Award Winner by the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2006. She was also in the inaugural group of 50 Over 50 named by AARP in 2016. A resident of St. Paul, Marcia and her husband Brad have one adult daughter and dogs Reuben and Wesley. Marcia is the author of “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting,” “Winning the Executive Interview,” and “Make the Jump: Reinvent Your Career in the Nonprofit Sector.”