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Sarah Dunn

Principal

Based in the Bay Area, Sarah works as a Principal at Terra Search Partners, handling research and outreach for many of the firm’s executive searches. She has a deep understanding of how organizational culture shapes business strategy which allows her to leverage search in support of each client’s individual goals. In all of her assignments, Sarah brings to bear best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Previously, Sarah served as the Chief Talent Officer for HR&A Advisors – a leading real estate advisory firm that works with public and private clients across different stages of the planning and development process. At HR&A she focused on leadership development, recruitment, and organizational strategy. Prior to HR&A, Sarah was an Assistant Vice President at Mangnicity (formerly Montparnasse 56), an independent owner and operator of tourist attractions around the world, based in Paris, France. While there, she oversaw the operations of the company’s US headquarters and managed the development of the One Liberty Place Observation Deck in Philadelphia PA.

Sarah received her MBA from Fordham University and completed a competitive dual degree program at Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Latin Language and Literature and a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Voice Performance. Sarah serves on the board of the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation, where she chairs the Governance and Nominations Committees.

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The events of 2020 have galvanized all of us at Terra Search Partners to reimagine our lives, industry, and institutions in a more just and equitable way. The COVID-19 pandemic, which disproportionately affects black and brown people, has proven that it is possible to radically change our behavior to support the life and safety of others

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