Our Team

Julie Golder, J.D.

Vice president of search services

Julie has led over 100 senior executive searches for community and technical colleges throughout the country. Julie provides oversight for ACCT’s searches, assists with recruitment efforts, manages reference reports, and provides support to ACCT’s Search Consultants. Before joining ACCT, Julie served as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. She received a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Central Florida and a Juris Doctor from the University of Montana’s School of Law.

Nicole Cennamo, M.A.

Board services associate

Nicole provides wide-ranging support for ACCT’s executive searches. Prior to joining ACCT, she worked for the Community College Research Center and for the New York State Education Department. Nicole holds a Master of Arts in Education Policy from Columbia University and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The George Washington University.

Zachrey Sims, M.A.T.

Board services associate

Zach provides wide-ranging support for ACCT’s executive searches. Prior to joining ACCT, he served as assistant to the editor for the Journal of Peace Education. He holds a Master of Teaching and Bachelor of Arts in History from James Madison University.

Andrew Laine, J.D.

Contracts and Projects Specialist

Andy provides support on preparing search proposals and contracts, as well as managing vendor certification requirements, tracking search agreement deliverables, and overseeing execution of search services contracts. Prior to joining ACCT, Andrew served as a legislative fellow with the Council of the District of Columbia. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. 

Thomas Wright, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas oversees accounting and finance within ACCT, develops the annual fiscal budget and provides analyses of investments and capital. Prior to joining ACCT, Thomas served as the Director of Finance for the American Council on Education. He received his Bachelor of Science from Washington University in St. Louis and his Masters of Business Administration from Emory University. Thomas is a licensed CPA in the state of Illinois.