Britt Cocanour has dedicated her career to creating social change. She joined Grossman Solutions having served in leadership roles for progressive organizations, non-profits, and campaigns across the country.
At Grossman Solutions, Britt heads our executive search practice, working closely with our clients to find the right leaders for their organizations. Britt has led national searches for America Votes, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the National Audubon Society. Britt’s own experiences as a senior leader and manager give her unique insight into what makes organizations and leaders effective, which she uses to help our clients identify their needs and find the best candidates for their open positions.
Prior to joining Grossman Solutions, Britt served as a member of the executive team at Greenpeace USA. As the Director of Public Outreach, Britt was responsible for the creation and implementation of the organization’s communications and supporter engagement strategies. She directed global campaigns with colleagues in 27 national offices around the world.
Earlier in her career, Britt worked for twelve years at EMILY’s List, the largest funder of female candidates in the country. She held several positions there, including five years as the Chief of Staff. In that role, she oversaw the annual fundraising of approximately $18 million as well as the day-to-day operations for the organization. She was also the architect of the Political Opportunity Program, created to empower women candidates running for state and local office.
Britt also served as the Executive Director of a small national nonprofit; worked for the Service Employees International Union; and held leadership positions on a variety of political campaigns office across the country.
When she isn’t interviewing candidates, Britt can be found baking desserts, reading a new novel, or hanging out with her wife and their two sons in Takoma Park, Maryland.