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Maggie Fitzsimmons, PhD


Modern’s dedication to inclusive and comprehensive leadership assessment and development for underrepresented leaders drives success for client outcomes. I am excited to work with a team that supports current and future leaders in our communities.

Maggie Fitzsimmons is a Director at Modern working across multiple industries. In her current role, she works directly with clients and candidates to ensure successful talent consulting solutions. She is adept at research and engagement in full-cycle executive recruitment and advisory.

Previously as an executive search consultant at a boutique firm, Maggie was responsible for candidate engagement and client deliverables in a variety of industries including applied metals manufacturing, biomedical manufacturing, and management consulting. Maggie also spent years in the sport management industry supporting high school athletics, college athletics and recreation, and large-scale event management. As a coordinator for a large, recreational facility, she managed the day-to-day operations and directly managed a 200-person staff.

Maggie earned her M.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport and Recreation Leadership from James Madison University and her B.S. in Sport Management from the University of Florida. She completed her Ph.D. in 2023 with her research focuses being leadership development and organizational design. In her free time, Maggie spends time with her family, watching Formula 1 racing, cooking, and traveling. She also spends time supporting several philanthropic organizations.