Who We Are


Hargrove International works with professional associates to provide our clients a broad range of specialized consulting services.

Leon Seemann

Leon Seemann has more than 25 years of experience helping non-profits and private businesses grow and thrive financially and organizationally by ensuring that they are well funded, well managed and well respected. Leon is a man of many hats (both literally and figuratively), as a non-profit generalist, he has experience in every aspect of non-profit management.

Core Deliverables: • Workshops in Best practices in Nonprofit Management and team building • Transitional Leadership (Interim CFO, COO, or CEO) • Strategic Plans and/or Analysis • Board Governance/Development

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Rita Robinette

Consulting Associate

Rita Robinette has a diverse background in economic development, market research, planning, product development, and marketing. Over the last 30 years, Rita has provided professional consulting services to nonprofits, destination organizations & consultants, Main Street associations, heritage organizations, corporations, small businesses, economic developers, and government entities.

Core Services: • Market Research • Economic-Demographic Studies • Feasibility Studies • Tourism Assessments • GIS Mapping • Website Design & Development • Digital Marketing • Travel Blogging • Visual Storytelling

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Guiding Principles

Four key principles form the cornerstones of our work. For each project we:

  1. Focus on Customization and Quality. By customizing each approach and deliverable, we respect our client’s unique needs and expectations. Each client receives quality attention to detail and a commitment to excellence.
  2. Provide Practical Instruction for Measurable Results. We research each client’s unique situation to secure the necessary information required for optimal decision-making. Then, we determine the most appropriate implementation strategies to achieve proven results on a specific timetable.
  3. Apply Creativity and Innovation to Design Custom Solutions. Out-of-the-box thinking and use of technology allow us to design and deliver success models. We monitor trends and maintain an extensive network that enhances our ability to craft creative strategies to satisfy your goals and objectives.
  4. Demonstrate Enthusiasm and Integrity. Pride and passion drive our team to produce quality programs and products. Our goal is to manage programs and develop excellent products through an engaging, informative, and inclusive process.