SAIS Selects CarterBaldwin as Search Partner

March 30, 2023

Atlanta-based CarterBaldwin Executive Search has been selected to conduct a national search to identify the next SAIS president. The position profile will be published in early May with finalist interviews taking place in early September. CarterBaldwin’s search team will be led by Jack Hall, former head of The Walker School in Atlanta.

Jackie Westerfield, chair of the SAIS Board of Trustees and head of Grandview Preparatory School, said, “The SAIS community is positioned to continue its innovative and personal leadership and service to member schools. CarterBaldwin’s professional team and infrastructure will enable SAIS to find its next leader, who will build upon the tremendous contributions of current President Debra Wilson. CarterBaldwin and the SAIS leadership team expect an industry-leading caliber of candidates and look forward to this opportunity.”

“While we work across every sector, we are extremely proud of our work on behalf of college, university, non-profit, and K-12 institutions,” says Jack Hall, CarterBaldwin partner. “Each CarterBaldwin search is customized to meet the individual expectations and needs of the client. SAIS is the largest regional school association in the United States, serving more than 227,000 students in 390 schools across 14 states, the Caribbean, and Latin America. We are excited about partnering with the search committee to find the right leader to build on the great work of current SAIS President Debra Wilson in advancing the SAIS mission. It’s an honor for us to help SAIS find its next president.”

Jack Hall, who will lead the five-member CarterBaldwin search team, served 23 years as head of two SAIS schools. He can be reached at

Routinely listed among America’s top 40 executive search firms, CarterBaldwin is a leading provider of search services in the academic, non-profit, healthcare, technology, business services, and consumer products sectors.