Emily Parker Myers is Chief Executive Officer of Myers McRae. Known for her commitment to excellence, she brings extensive firsthand knowledge and experience in higher education administration and executive searches as well as an exceptional record in fundraising. While she conducts a wide range of searches, her areas of specialty are Presidential, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Advancement searches.
For the majority of her career, she served as Senior Vice President of University Advancement and External Affairs at Mercer University. During her leadership in University Advancement, Mercer received more than $1 billion in private gifts, grants, and state allocations. She has been nationally recognized for her fundraising and leadership accomplishments.
In recognition of her enduring influence on the university, Mercer’s Board of Trustees voted in 2011 to name the university’s new admissions and welcome center in her honor. The Emily Parker Myers Admissions and Welcome Center on Mercer’s historic Macon campus was dedicated on Nov. 2, 2012.
Ms. Myers also held administrative positions at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida, and Stetson University School of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida.
A graduate of Florida State University, she provides consulting for selective non-profit organizations and independent schools and colleges. She has served on numerous professional boards and committees and is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the Rome Chamber Music Festival in New York and Vice Chair of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority.