The People Behind RCSN

RCSN has tremendous expertise using our research-based and customer-centric approach to recruit and develop strong leaders.

The Executive Search team, led by Paul Wehner, is comprised of a Vice President of Business Development, Search Consultants, and Research Associates who aren’t just experienced, but passionate about finding top talent and linking them with the organizations who thrive from their leadership.

RCSN’s Boundary Spanning Leadership Consulting services are led by Senior Partner Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD, whose efforts have helped organizations understand the boundaries hindering business performance to deliver better business results for their organizations.

Donna Chrobot-Mason, Ph.D – Senior Partner

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Senior Partner, Boundary Spanning Leadership Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership, University of Cincinnati Work Phone: 513-310-3158

Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD, is Senior Partner for RCSN’s Boundary Spanning Leadership Consulting. Having pioneered new methods for developing strong leadership strategies to help organizations close gaps within their teams and build collaboration, she offers expertise in boundary spanning leadership services as well as individual and team-based leadership coaching to help our clients reap more from the leaders on their teams.

In addition to her role with RCSN, Donna serves as an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Her focus is on leadership across differences and strategies for creating organizational practices, policies, and a climate that support diversity and foster intergroup collaboration.

She holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Georgia. Donna teaches Masters and PhD courses in leadership and diversity as well as undergraduate courses for the Organizational Leadership program at UC.

Donna has published articles in such industry-renowned journals as the Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Group and Organization Management.

Her book (co-authored with Chris Ernst), “Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations,” was published by McGraw-Hill Professional in 2010. Since publishing this authoritative research, Donna has been invited to address numerous audiences including the Brookings Institute, FBI, EPA, IRS, Catholic Health Partners, and the International Leadership Association. Donna has also consulted with numerous organizations including Briggs and Stratton, Dayton Public Schools, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Emory University, and Forest City Enterprises. Additionally, she has lifetime certification to administer and interpret instruments in the 360 suite of measures developed and validated at the Center for Creative Leadership and has been trained as an executive leadership coach.