Liam Gibbs

Senior Research Associate

Nonprofit and Social Impact, Research and Search Support

As a Senior Research Associate, Liam supports search teams in the Chicago Office by developing and implementing research strategies for Koya Partners’ mission-driven executive and board searches.

Prior to joining Koya Partners – a part of Diversified Search Group – Liam worked at nonprofit theatre companies across the country. Most recently, he served as Development Associate at Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura, CA. There, he managed the organization’s donor database, composed grant applications, and coordinated fundraising administration to sustain financial support during the theatre’s shutdown due to Covid-19.

Previously, Liam worked in the literary offices at Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY, and McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ, supporting the development and production of new plays and musicals. He also facilitated artistic engagement events including pre-performance lectures and post-performance discussions.

Liam conducted archival research for Blue Song: St. Louis in the Life and Work of Tennessee Williams by Henry I. Schvey, published in June 2021 by University of Missouri Press.

Liam’s scholarly research on Broadway orchestras has been published in Journal of the Society for American Music. He has also presented his research at Song, Stage and Screen XIII at the University of California, Los Angeles.


BA, Music, Minor in Drama and American Culture Studies
Washington University, St. Louis