NEIL A. STEIN joined R. H. Perry & Associates as Vice President in 1987. Mr. Stein is involved in the identification, evaluation and recommendation of candidates for senior management and administrative positions with client organizations. Over the last eight years Mr. Stein has specialized in higher education. This includes successful search assignments for University and College Presidents, Chief Academic Officers, Vice Presidents and Deans. Since joining the firm, Mr. Stein has completed over 200 searches for institutions of higher education as well as corporations, federal government agencies and the not-for profit sector.
In 1971, Mr. Stein was appointed Deputy Executive Director for the White House Commission on Executive Exchange. In this position, he recruited and placed senior executives for a White House sponsored business-government exchange program. He marketed the program to corporation Presidents, cabinet officers and agency heads. In the 16 years Mr. Stein was with the Commission, he placed over 600 executives in key private sector and Federal Government positions. During his tenure with the Commission, Mr. Stein served a one-year developmental assignment with the General Electric Company’s corporate headquarters.
Prior to his White House assignment, Mr. Stein was Chief of Staffing for the Agency for International Development, where is supervised a staff of 30 engaged in the Agency’s domestic hiring and internal staffing programs. He also managed the development of the Agency’s first Upward Mobility Program for minority employees.
Mr. Stein’s previous experience includes two years with the Federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) where he assisted government agencies in identifying candidates for senior management positions. He also prepared a series of staff papers for the OPM Director on recruitment, development and retention of senior government executives.
Mr. Stein began his career as a Personnel Management Advisor with the Department of Labor and later with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a Personnel Management Specialist. In his position with NASA he was involved in recruitment, staffing and employee relations for a major NASA field installation. Mr. Stein’s last assignment with NASA was as Acting Director of Staff and Employee Relations for the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
Born in Washington, DC, Mr. Stein received a B.A. from American University and a M.S. from George Washington University.