Robert A. (Bob) Sellery, Jr.
A native of Evanston, Illinois, Bob Sellery received his A.B. degree in history from Princeton University. Senior Thesis, Expatriate Writers: Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, A Critical Study of the First World War and the Post War Decade. Bob’s M.B.A. degree is from Rutgers University. His M.B.A independent work included research on leadership in nonprofit organizations, a marketing management approach to fundraising and distance education.
Bob has guest lectured at George Mason University’s graduate course on “Nonprofit Leadership and Change.” For discussion, he used two case studies he wrote, “A Manager for the Present or A Leader for the Future?” and “A New Leader With Transferable Skills? Or More of the Same?”
Robert Sellery Associates, LLC offers advisory services to organizations and to people in the nonprofit sector. Bob has completed an e-book about “Careers, Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector.”
With his own firm, Robert Sellery Associates, LLC and his previous employer, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Bob recruited executives for corporate and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, Bob worked on organizational studies as a management consultant at Booz-Allen. He concentrated on finding senior executives on behalf of not-for-profit organizations from 1980 to 2013.
Earlier, Bob was an academic administrator at Princeton University in a dean’s office, working on finances, communications, admissions, alumni affairs and special events; and a development officer, responsible for individual, corporate and foundation support on behalf of International and Regional Studies.
Bob is a former board member, and now volunteer, for Princeton AlumniCorps, which encourages current and recent college and university undergraduates to explore an internship, fellowship, first job or a career in the nonprofit sector. Princeton AlumniCorps also helps mid-career executives thinking about a move to the nonprofit sector from industry or government. AlumniCorps also provides information for retired people who might like to know about exciting and challenging volunteer opportunities in the nonprofit sector. Bob was a board officer at St. Alban's Episcopal Church's WSA, a grants program benefitting human service organizations in Washington, DC. He has also chaired Princeton University's Alumni Council Committee on Athletics, served as a class officer, and a major gifts solicitor for the Class of 1960. He remains active with these organizations, and is former chairman of The Princeton Library in New York, and former president of The Princeton Club of Washington, DC.
Bob and his family reside in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.