Who We Are

TM2 is a non-profit established to address a growing need for highly prepared and motivated minority leaders. We achieve this by leveraging our combined experiences in public and private sectors to partner with companies, agencies, organizations and higher education institutions, to build minority capacity and highly effective leaders through talent acquisition, development, coaching and mentoring.

About Us

Our Beginnings

TM2 Executive Search is the brainchild of former HBCU Presidents and minority leaders who have now dedicated themselves to building capacity by identifying and developing the next generation of minority leaders, with an initial focus on the Black College Community.

The Mission

To identify, match and support minority leaders and assist them in reaching their full leadership capacity.

The Vision

To be the number one provider of diverse talent and serve as a pipeline for minority capacity.

What We Do

We collaborate with our clients to plan and implement talent management strategies that aim to deliver results and exceed expectations. We provide search and leadership development services designed to help build and develop sustainable leadership and minority capacity.

Executive Search

We provide search services designed to build a pipeline of minority leadership. Our real-world experience and relationships give us a unique perspective in understanding the challenges and significance of building a diverse workplace.

Leadership Development and Coaching

Our Advisors engage candidates in our leadership development and coaching program. This program is designed to assist in navigating careers and reaching their full leadership capabilities. The program uses Gallup assessments and “one-on-one” mentoring to create a solid foundation for success.

Points Of Difference

Our success is not defined in a roster of completed searches, but rather by the quality and development of the leaders. Vastly different from the majority of the search industry whose primary goal is to provide only search services, we are passionate and committed to the continued success and development of minority leaders after the search.

  • Our firm was created to address a growing need for highly prepared and motivated minority leaders.
  • We provide leadership development, mentorship and coaching for every placement to help leaders reach their full leadership capabilities and ensure a solid foundation for success
  • As former executive leaders, we are qualified to identify top talent and we are invested in the success and development of minority leaders
  • We leverage the experience of our executive leaders, who also serve as Advisors, and are distinctively suited to guide candidates through their career development
  • We use Gallup assessments to identify areas of strength and proper fit for the organization

Search Methodology

We initiate a customized and comprehensive search process for the specific requirements and needs of the institution. The knowledge and expertise of our principal consultants will provide a strong foundation in engaging and guiding the search committee to produce a successful result. A summary overview of the standard process is listed below. A more detailed description of the vital steps is provided at the time of the engagement.






Profile Development








Due Diligence & Assessment


Offer Stage


Onboarding & Coaching

Our Engagements

University of the District of Columbia

Chief Academic Officer

Delaware State University

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Stillman College

Interim President

Benedict College

President Search

Bennett College

Presidential Consulting Engagement

Virginia Union University

President Due Diligence and Coaching

Meet The Team

Management Team



E: chris.braswell@tm2search.org
P: 1.202.747.7186
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Operations Manager

E: christopher.lopez@tm2search.org
P: 1.202.796.0747
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Strategic Consultant

E: robyn.hamilton@tm2search.org
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Advisors - Higher Education

John W.

Executive Chairman

E: john.garland@tm2search.org
P: 1.202.507.4856
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Dr. Sidney A.

E: sidney.ribeau@tm2search.org
P: 202-652-2984
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Dr. Dorothy Cowser

E: dorothy.yancy@tm2search.org
P: 202-391-0752
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Key Facts

Although HBCUs make up just 3% of all 4-year higher education institutions, they out-produce for African Americans


Latest News

Benedict College Announces Next President

TM2 Executive Search, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, successfully supported the Benedict College Board of Trustees in identifying and selecting Dr. Roslyn Artis to become the 14th President of Benedict College.

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Chris Braswell to Speak at JCSU

Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) presents a perspective of how to project a "Power Image and Dress for Success". The purpose is to attract Freshmen and undecided Sophomores to the Business Department and provide image coaching based on how they project themselves. Chris Braswell will speak on behalf of TM2 Search.

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The African American Development Officers (AADO) Network - Power Hour - “Managing Your Career: Being The One”

Where am I in my career? I’m being recruited, should I stay or should I go? How can I “be the one” hiring managers are looking for? Join us as we answer these questions and discuss career self assessments, proactive next steps, and being very mindful of understanding what recruiters/hiring managers are looking for in industry leaders. Chris Braswell will speak on behalf of TM2 Search.

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Contact Us

Contact Info

TM2 Executive Search
901 F Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202-747-7186
E: info@tm2search.org