President and Chief Executive Officer, Isaacson, Miller
Ericka is president and CEO of Isaacson, Miller. She rejoined the executive search firm as partner in 2016 and led the firm’s pre-K–12 education and education improvement practice. Her search practice has included nonprofit, foundation, and advocacy leaders as well as college and university presidents and deans. She assumed her current role in 2021.
Ericka brings leadership experience in the nonprofit sector and government, as well as experience in the for-profit arena and academia. She was a senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education in the Obama administration after being nominated for Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education. Earlier in her career, Ericka served as the vice president for operations and strategic leadership at The Education Trust; president and chief operating officer of the McKenzie Group (now part of American Institutes for Research); and an assistant professor of English literature at Mills College.
Ericka received her BA from Georgetown University and PhD in English literature from Stanford University. Ericka serves on several nonprofit boards and is a member of Leadership Greater Washington.