Grenzebach Glier and Associates Appoints Chief People Officer from Search by Hanold Associates


Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) has appointed Karen Rasch as Chief People Officer. Hanold Associates’ Sonia Nagra, Sandra Peña and Meg McElroy led the Chicago, Illinois-based search.

As Chief People Officer, Karen will develop and operationalize a people strategy that will attract, develop and retain top talent at the firm. In this role, Karen will lead the company’s growing HR team and have a dual reporting relationship to both CEO John Glier and President Suzanne Hilser-Wiles. Prior to joining GG+A, Karen served as Senior Director, Talent Management at Washington State University Foundation.

GG+A is a full-service philanthropic management consulting firm. The company has provided philanthropic consulting services to more than 3,000 nonprofits in five areas: higher education, independent schools, health care and academic medicine, arts and culture and civic organizations. As the leader in its space, GG+A’s client partners have conducted 112 of the 175 campaigns of $1 billion or more completed to date. GG+A was founded in 1961 and developed early relationships with a diverse range of members of the nonprofit sector, including Antioch and Berea Colleges, South Chicago Community Services and the YMCA. Headquartered in Chicago’s Loop, the firm also maintains an office in London with a total team of 110 employees.