Hagel Executive Search has been partnering with nonprofit organizations across the country and the Pacific Northwest since 1993. Our executive staff have extensive previous experience as nonprofit leaders, providing us with a unique perspective not always available from other nonprofit search firms. We know first hand what it takes to be a successful nonprofit executive and we use this knowledge to increase the value we bring to our clients.
Frank Hagel - President
Prior to founding Hagel & Company, he served as a United Way professional for twenty-four years, including fourteen years as President and CEO of United Way of Pierce County.
An active community leader, he is past President of the Tacoma Community College Foundation and was a founding member and served two terms on the Visiting Committee of Seattle University's Executive Master’s Program in Not-For-Profit Leadership. He served on the Tacoma Symphony Board of Directors for more than twelve years. He was a founding member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Tacoma Safe Streets Campaign and was a Board and Executive Committee member of Washington Gives. He is past Chair and a past member of the City of Edgewood, Washington’s Planning Commission. He is currently engaged in several volunteer projects with community agencies.
Frank is a native of Yakima, WA and a graduate Central Washington University with a BA in Economics and Political Science.
Marcia Walker - Senior Vice President
After serving more than 20 years as Administrator to the Sound Transit Board of Directors, Marcia retired from the regional transit authority for central Puget Sound. Marcia was the second employee hired by Sound Transit and has been intimately involved in the leadership of the agency as it has gone from an unfunded idea to an organization providing light rail, commuter rail and express bus services to the 4.3 million people of the three county Central Puget Sound region. Her work with the Board was in policy development including governance and oversight, budgeting, inclusive public participation, purchasing, and grants. Prior to joining Sound Transit she was the Vice President of Administration for United Way of Pierce County in Tacoma, WA for more than 10 years.
No stranger to volunteer board service, Marcia is currently President of the board of the Scleroderma Foundation – Evergreen Chapter in Seattle, WA. She is a past member of Rotary, and served actively as a board member for the Municipal League of Tacoma/Pierce County and for Faith Homes in Tacoma, a residential facility for troubled young girls and women.
Marcia grew up in Missoula, MT where she majored in elementary education at the University of Montana. Later, she shifted her focus to business management and completed her undergraduate work at City University in Seattle.