Jennie’s approach to academic search is informed by her own extensive experience as an academic leader and her work within higher education in Canada, the USA and the UK. She understands the complexities of leading in a post-secondary institution and draws on this experience in her consultative and collaborative approach to recruitment.  

As a Partner with the Academic Executive Search Practice, Jennie serves as a strategic advisor and partner to post-secondary institutions. A skilled communicator and facilitator, she is well equipped to support the most critical leadership decisions. She is committed to ensuring equitable and inclusive recruitment processes result in the attraction and selection of the leaders today’s institutions need to succeed.  

Before joining KBRS, Jennie was Associate Vice President of Western University where she led a large and diverse portfolio consisting of 10 departments. Prior to joining Western University, Jennie held several leadership roles including roles at Queen’s, Windsor, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Baylor University (Waco, Texas) and most recently Memorial University where she was the Director of Student Life. 

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Geography from Queen’s University, a Master of Arts from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Arts (honours) from King’s College London.  

Jennie Massey
Partner, KBRS
709.722.6846