Tonya Muse, FASAE, CAE is a consultant in Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Social Impact Practice. She advises clients on government affairs, association leadership, and organizational initiatives.


Tonya has a deep background in industry and association leadership initiatives. She joined Heidrick & Struggles from another executive search firm.

Previously, Tonya was the executive director of the Council of Manufacturing Associations at the National Association of Manufacturers. She oversaw the leadership, direction, and management of more than 250 trade association members.

Before that, Tonya was director of membership for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital and senior vice president of the Envelope Manufacturers Association and executive director of the EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications, where she spent 17 years.


University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism