Stanton Chase
Carolyn Alford Cason

Carolyn Alford Cason

Advisory Director

Carolyn Cason, known as ‘Lyn’ to her friends and acquaintances, serves as a Managing Director at Stanton Chase Baltimore and Stanton Chase Washington D.C. She boasts over two decades of experience as a professional search consultant, complemented by a rich background in media, consumer services, nonprofit, and education sectors.

Lyn’s fervor for diversity, equity, and inclusion led her to previously serve as the global co-chair of Stanton Chase’s DEI practice. She is dedicated to aiding organizations in both local and global success, recognizing the value of insights from senior-level executives with diverse ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds.

Throughout her career, Lyn has successfully completed numerous senior management assignments for clients spanning media, technology, nonprofit, and education sectors. In the last four years alone, she has undertaken search assignments for prestigious institutions such as the University of Southern California, American Institute of Physics, PBS, NPR, and various public media stations nationwide.

Currently, Lyn holds a position on the board of directors at Executive Alliance, an organization dedicated to fostering women leaders ( She also serves as an Advisory Director for the Pasadena CA Connective Leadership Institute, a renowned training firm focused on nurturing leaders for the 21st century.

Lyn earned her B.A. in broadcast communications from California State University, San Francisco, and an executive M.B.A. in management from the Peter Drucker Graduate School at Claremont University. Additionally, she completed a fellowship in applied behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University.


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