Diversified Search to Recruit Chinese-American Planning Council CEO

May 26, 2016 – Diversified Search has been retained by the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Janice Won has been serving as interim president and CEO since 2015. Managing director Gerard F. Cattie is heading the assignment.

“We are pleased to begin the formal stage of process to identify the executive responsible for leading the vision and mission of CPC and its affiliates and who will be a strategic partner with our boards of directors to lead this prestigious institution,” said board chair, Jenny Low.

The CPC CEO post is responsible for leading the vision and mission of the organization and implementing policies and achieving goals and objectives established by its boards. The incumbent will be responsible for the financial, programmatic, and administrative management of CPC and of each of its affiliated entities.

According to the job spec, the CPC seeks a person who is a strong, articulate, and engaging leader with a clear vision for the organization’s future, and possess excellent outreach, relationship management, and fundraising skills. The ideal candidate is someone who leads with trust and respect and is adaptable in changing environments. Overall knowledge and experience working with complex non-profit  management structures is required. Implementing fundraising and public relations strategies and possessing cultural competency, i.e., an understanding and passion for the immigrant experience, is essential.


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Founded in 1965, the CPC mission is to serve the Chinese-American, immigrant and low-income communities in New York City by providing services, skills, and resources towards economic self-sufficiency. It is the largest non-profit multi-social service agency serving the Asian community on the East Coast and one of the oldest and largest such organizations in the U.S.

Diversified Search has worked with more than 300 educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations over a 40-year span. Its not-for-profit practice recruits leaders for associations, foundations, arts & culture organizations, religious groups, workforce development entities, as well as professional and social service concerns.

The firm has recruited CEOs for international humanitarian agency CARE; Mechanics and Farmers Bank; Columbus Regional Health System; United Way of Greater Philadelphia; the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB); and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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