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DeLaina is a Senior Associate, working in the Sports and Higher Education practices for Parker Executive Search. She brings a unique perspective to the team having been a former Divison I student-athlete and student services professional.
In DeLaina's current role, she conducts comprehensive research on clients and target institutions, develops and executes a detailed search strategy, and assists in the recruitment of qualified candidates based on the needs of the client and institution.
In addition to her duties at Parker, DeLaina has been a speaker for numerous organizations including NACDA, Women Leaders in College Sports, and the NCAA. Prior to joining Parker, she worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Department in the Office of Career & Leadership.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Communication from the University of Central Florida with a minor in Mass Communication. She competed as a four-year starter for the UCF Women’s Volleyball team.
From UCF, DeLaina attended Michigan State University and became a Graduate Assistant working with the university’s Student-Athlete Support Services. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Student-Athlete Development.
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