Meet the MDA Leadership Team

MDA Leadership’s team of experts has diverse backgrounds, education and real-world experiences—and most of all a passion for developing great leadership. We have built a firm that is highly respected by clients and peers for its unique blend of practical business, industrial/organizational psychology, human resources and leadership knowledge that helps leaders deliver better results.

  • Scott E. Nelson, M.A.
    CEO


    Helping organizations build and leverage their talent acumen

  • Kevin Louiselle, Ph.D.
    EVP of Talent Strategy and Assessment/Partner


    Designing and delivering custom people-development solutions

  • LexAnn Steffens, M.B.A.
    SVP of Operations and HR


    Being an effective strategic business partner

  • Jeff Stoner, M.Ed.
    SVP of Leadership Development and Coaching Services


    Developing great leaders that build great organizations and communities

  • Sharon Sackett, Ph.D.
    SVP of CEO and Board Services and Global Assessment


    Advising leading organizations with top-of-the-house succession and talent decisions

  • Jennifer Donahue, M.A.
    VP of Marketing


    Leading MDA’s brand, marketing communications and business development

  • Sean Allen, M.B.A., M.S. Finance, Ph.D.
    VP of Consulting, Western Region


    Working with senior leaders to achieve strategic priorities and drive business results

  • Jim Laughlin, M.F.A.
    VP of Consulting, Northeast Region


    Partnering with executives to accelerate growth and transformation