• Press Room: Contacts/Experts


    For general information:

    For information about salary, hiring trends, research-related issues:

    • Andrea Koncz, employment information manager, ext. 121
    • Edwin Koc, director of strategic and Foundation research, ext. 164


    Marilyn Mackes

    Marilyn Mackes, Executive Director
    610.868.1421, ext. 116

    Marilyn Mackes is the executive director of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a position she assumed in 1997. Mackes leads an organization of more than 3,100 employing organizations and educational institutions engaged in the career development and employment process of college students and alumni. In her extensive interactions with recruiting professionals, leaders in business and education, and the media, she addresses issues such as employment and salary trends, benchmarking and best practices, candidate expectations, and developing effective recruiting strategies.

    As a leader and consultant in the corporate college relations and recruiting field, Mackes has worked with various professional, corporate, educational, and government organizations in the United States and abroad. She regularly conducts media interviews regarding the college employment market and has appeared on ABC Nightly News, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, CBS, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

    Ed Koc

    Edwin W. Koc, Director of Strategic and Foundation Research
    610.868.1421, ext. 164

    Edwin W. Koc became the director of strategic and Foundation research at NACE in 2007. He oversees NACE’s research program, providing analysis and insight on trends, and works closely with the association’s advocacy committee on issues affecting higher education and the employment process for new college graduates.

    Prior to joining NACE, Koc was the director of research at the MidAtlantic Employers Association and the senior research analyst at the Pennsylvania Economy League - Eastern Division. Koc has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Scranton and has completed all the requirements, except the dissertation, for a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Andrea Koncz

    Andrea J. Koncz, Employment Information Manager
    610.868.1421, ext. 121

    Andrea Koncz is NACE's employment information manager. She analyzes and reports on employment and job market trends for new college graduates. She also researches starting salary information for NACE's Salary Survey report, and responds to inquiries regarding the national and regional job market for new college graduates, including starting salary information for more than 90 disciplines. She also reports on employers' hiring projections through NACE's annual Job Outlook report, and is available to discuss the recruiting methods employers favor, the skills they seek in college candidates, and the challenges they face in assimilating new hires into the workplace.