Sonia J. Stamm, Founder and Principal of the Stamm Consultancy, brings over twenty years of experience in management consulting, leadership development, and executive search within the nonprofit, service, and technology arenas. Committed to supporting the evolution of mission-based organizations, Sonia has worked with a wide range of nonprofit and entrepreneurial enterprises in the areas of governance, leadership transition and succession, hiring, and organizational effectiveness. In 2008, she established The Stamm Consultancy to guide nonprofits through critical junctures in their development.
Sonia also serves as an E-governance Consultant with BoardEffect, a comprehensive, web-based portal for nonprofit boards. In 2001 Sonia affiliated with The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business, a management support organization for nonprofits, as a consultant and trainer. For five years, she worked on staff as Director of Educational Programs and Director of Leadership Initiatives, creating and launching programs to promote effective leadership for nonprofit executive directors and boards. In that capacity, she developed an Executive Transitions program to guide nonprofit boards through the process of hiring new staff leadership, as well as an interim executive program.
Sonia previously was Senior Consultant at CEO Resources, Inc., a retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting leadership for growing organizations. Early in her career, Sonia held staff position at Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Womens Way. She has served as a director of several nonprofit boards, including Women Organized Against Rape and Options, Inc.
Sonia earned a M.Ed. in adult and organizational development from Temple University and a B.S. in communications technology from Ithaca College. She also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Board Leadership from The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business.
When Sonia launched her firm in 2008, folks encouraged her to use her own name for continued recognition within the nonprofit community. She resisted, but eventually consulted an online, international dictionary which defined Stamm as “tribe” or, a click or two away, a “socially, ethically, and politically cohesive group of people.” No description could have resonated more, thus a name – and tagline – were born.