Jenna McLaughlin, Vice President

Jenna McLaughlin joined CSA as Vice President for Competitive Excellence & Brand Enhancement in 2021.  As a member of CSA’s senior management team, she is responsible for CSA’s brand management and strategic communications.  She also is involved in all CSA executive search projects, identifying and recruiting candidates for positions represented by CSA and supports the company’s consulting practice.

Prior to joining CSA, McLaughlin was the Chief of Staff and Associate AD for NC State Athletics.

Career Snapshot

Leads CSA’s Brand Management and Communications and assists with all Executive Search and Consulting projects

Former Chief of Staff / Assoc. AD at North Carolina State University

Served as sport administrator for Men’s Basketball and Chair of NIL Committee at NC State

Former Assoc. AD for HR at Army West Point

Former women’s basketball assistant coach at Army West Point, Sacred Heart, and NYU


In her previous role, Jenna served as a member of the Executive Staff for NC State Athletics and was the Athletics Director’s point of contact for internal and external constituents.  She also was the sport administrator for the Men’s Basketball and Softball programs at NCSU.  She served as the departments Chair for the Name, Image, and Likeness committee for NC State.

Before joining the administration at NC State, Jenna spent five years at Army West Point, including the last three in the role of Associate AD for Human Resources.  Among her key roles at West Point, she had a significant role in the transition of Army West Point Athletics in becoming a private 501c(3)organization.

Prior to her switch to athletic administration, McLaughlin served as an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach.  As an assistant coach at West Point, she helped guide Army to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. McLaughlin also had coaching stints at Sacred Heart (Conn.), as well as NYU.

A native of Long Island, N.Y., McLaughlin graduated from Molloy college in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in history and economics and received her master’s in teaching from Sacred Heart University in 2012. 



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