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Professional Staff


Dr. Donald Long

Donald C. Long, Ph.D., President, specializes in compensation and classification, fire/EMS studies, organizational reviews, staffing analyses, and cost containment. Dr. Long has worked with public sector agencies for over 25 years. He has completed or directed several hundred studies for state and local government agencies. He possesses a Master’s Degree from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Public Administration, and has taught Master’s Level courses in public administration, public finance, and human resources administration. 


Carolyn Long

Carolyn Long, Executive Vice-President of MAG, brings more than 25 years of public management consulting experience. Ms. Long is recognized by the courts as an expert witness in the areas of compensation, classification and pay equity. She has also directed several hundred studies during her distinguished career. She has worked in executive positions for ICMA, ASPA, and has served as a Vice-President for two other national management consulting firms.

David Lookingbill

David Lookingbill, Senior Vice-President, has 40 years of experience providing human resource management expertise in a variety of public sector organizations, including state, city and tribal jurisdictions. He has provided public sector human resource management consulting services to over 125 governmental organizations in the areas of classification/compensation, selection device development/validation, organizational structure, ADA compliance, policy/procedure development, employee performance planning/appraisal and staffing needs identification.


James Brittain, Vice President, has over twenty years of extensive organizational expertise.  He has provided consulting assistance to many of MAG’s clients including school districts, municipalities, counties and state agencies. His work has included job analysis, market review and analysis, and the development of compensation programs. He has served as both a Director of Faculty Development and as a Director of Distance Learning in which he gained extensive experience in management, human resource issues and concerns, strategic planning and compensation structure development.  He has published work on Distance Learning theory and has presented at international conferences. James has a Master’s degree and has completed course work for his doctoral degree.


Samantha Haynes, Director of Administrative Services, provides a wide range of experience in business management and financial analysis for MAG’s clients.  She coordinates market reviews and compensation analysis as well as supporting classification work.  Her two decades of experience in business and financial management are also augmented by her legal experience in contract management.  She has a BA in Political Science.


Frederick Dregischan, Director of Data Systems - brings over twenty five years of experience in both the public and private sectors.  His broad IT background provides a wide range of support for MAG clients, including the ability to assist them in interfacing from their HRIS system to MAG’s software. He also designed MAG’s proprietary online performance system, Performance Manager©.  His experience includes application software, SQL Server, .Net Applications, MS Access,  Delphi, Crystal Reports, various ERP and accounting applications as well as the development of custom programs and reports for MAG’s clients.

RCRussell Campbell, Senior Consultant -has more than 20 years of public sector experience in human resource management, organizational development, and strategic planning. Consequently, he has planned, organized, and directed studies in the areas of management auditing/operational reviews and analysis, service cost evaluations, survey analysis, quality of work life analysis, privatization, and cost allocation. His consulting experience encompasses state and local government evaluation, program management, efficiency analysis, survey analysis, and revenue enhancement. Mr. Campbell has an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy State University.


Steve Foster, Senior Consultant – is a retired military veteran who brings years of detailed project management skills to public sector projects. Extensive experience in market and benefits analysis as well as with on-site support. Mr. Foster has participated in on-site interviews and meeting with employees in focus group as well as orientation sessions. He has worked with scores of public sector clients in the area of overall project management as well as handling logistical support for client management.


Carly Phillips, Consultant – provides over a decade of HR experience. She has a thorough understanding of MAG’s compensation and classification study process having developed and revised hundreds of job descriptions. Ms. Phillips studied Human Resource Management at University of South Carolina


JoAnn Cox, Ed.D., Dr. JoAnn Cox has her doctorate in Education Administration from Florida State University and has held various positions in education for over 35 years, including 13 years of teaching in a high priority school in Florida. Her experience includes working at the district level as a curriculum specialist and the Florida Department of Education as a state school improvement leader with high-needs schools, as well as working on state efficiency and effectiveness review teams. In the past 15 years, Dr. Cox has earned a national reputation as one of the most accomplished consultants on improving outcomes and generating savings for financially challenged organizations. Dr. Cox has expertise in district organization and management, human resources, strategic planning, K-12 curriculum and instruction, parent and community involvement, and school district operational efficiency. Dr. Cox’s consultative experience includes extensive project management and project director expertise, leading diverse teams of professional consultants in over 150 school district efficiency and effectiveness reviews in 34 states. Dr. Cox has completed Yellow Book Auditing training; her strengths in understanding district programs ensures that operational efficiency recommendations are in alignment with the districts’ goals for positive student outcomes. Additionally, she adjunct teaches in the Educational Leadership Departments for two universities.




MAG began as the vision of the Principals of the firm in 2000 with the goal to become the premier Management Consulting and Human Resources company serving public sector and non-profit organizations. MAG has developed the most comprehensive software programs in the industry to fully support and automate market data collection, data analysis, compensation and classification process. Today MAG has scores of clients that include state, county and local government as well as any number of political subdivisions and not-for-profit organizations. MAG attributes the rapid growth of the company to the dedicated staff who tirelessly work to bring added value to the studies and to exceed our clients expectations. Today MAG's main office is located in the suburb of Washington, DC with regional offices in Florida and the Carolinas.


Future Goals

MAG's focus is on delivering quality studies quickly and efficiently to our clients. We have become the one stop shop for all government compensation-classification studies, Fire and EMS reviews, general management organizations reviews and staffing analysis. We want to continue to be name that you think of when you need Human Resources consulting. Continuing to meet the needs of our public sector clients, MAG has spun off a fully independent company that can provide governments with a variety of flexible solutions to their GASB obligations. MAG's experience in government, our dedicated staff and assisted by our strategic partners, you can be sure you will receive the same quality service and level of integrity for your GASB needs. For more information on GASB go to

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