We’re always learning from our clients when we conduct executive searches — about what it takes to lead organizations committed to improving the quality of life. Goals like making high-quality, cost-conscious healthcare widely available to individuals and families, advancing higher education, and life sciences companies achieving medical innovation require stewardship, highly-specialized knowledge and broad experience.
Witt/Kieffer recruits great CEOs and other executives for hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and other health-related organizations; life sciences companies including pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics and medical device corporations; colleges and universities and not-for-profit community service organizations and foundations. Our clients have relied on Witt/Kieffer for more than 45 years to help recruit leaders with the best mix of skills, experience, vision and character to fulfill their missions. For them and for us, executive search is about much more than filling a chair — It’s about bringing great leadership to your organization.
HUNT SCANLON NEWSWIRE BRIEFINGS
After leading one of the nation’s top 10 executive search firms — and the single largest specializing in healthcare, education and non-profit — Charles ‘Chuck’ W.B. Wardell will step down from his role as chief executive officer of Witt/Kieffer at the end of June. Andrew P. Chastain, who has been with the firm since 1997 and currently serves as managing partner and chairman
Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Bayhealth Medical Center to lead its search for a senior vice president and chief nursing officer (CNO). Rachel Polhemus, senior partner at the firm, is leading the search. Bayhealth’s CNO will be a key senior leader and member of the medical center’s executive leadership team. The incoming chief nurse will be responsible for
Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has appointed Concetta M. Stewart as a principal in its education practice. Ms. Stewart brings to the position more than two decades of leadership experience across academic disciplines, with particular expertise in academic affairs, program development, and technology and communications. Most recently, she served as provost and vice president of academic affairs and interim president
Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer is currently leading the search for Ball State University‘s 16th president. Past president Paul Ferguson has left the school to become Biola University president. John K. Thornburgh, a senior partner in the firm’s education practice, and senior associate Elizabeth K. Bohan are leading the assignment. The presidential selection process is governed
Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has named Katy Young as a senior associate in its expanding sports leadership practice. Based in Dallas, she will focus on the firm’s recruitment of university and college coaches. Experienced in both collegiate and professional sports recruiting, Ms. Young has supported over 40 searches for Division I head coaches and athletic directors. She has worked with
OAK BROOK, IL, January 18, 2017 — Concetta M. Stewart has joined the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer as a principal in its growing Education Practice. She brings to the position more than two decades of leadership experience across academic disciplines, with particular expertise in academic affairs, program development, and technology and communications. Most recently, Stewart served as provost
OAK BROOK, IL, December 20, 2016 — Leah Cox, Ph.D., has been appointed Towson University’s inaugural vice president for inclusion and institutional equity, effective January 23, 2017. This appointment resulted from a national search that lasted several months and drew more than 50 highly qualified candidates from around the nation. Cox comes to TU from the University of
OAK BROOK, IL, November 10, 2016 — Signaling its commitment to college sports, Witt/Kieffer has named experienced executive recruiter Katy Young as a senior associate in its expanding Sports Leadership practice. Experienced in both collegiate and professional sports executive search, Young has supported over 40 searches for Division I head coaches and athletic directors. She has worked with
OAK BROOK, IL, September 21, 2016 — Witt/Kieffer, a leading executive search firm, has announced that Hillary Ross, Principal and Chris Wierz, Principal will co-lead Witt/Kieffer’s IT Practice. Witt/Kieffer’s Information Technology practice assesses and recruits prominent IT leaders to roles including chief information officer and chief medical informatics officer. Witt/Kieffer’s consultants are distinctively qualified with knowledge concerning challenges
OAK BROOK, IL, August 17, 2016 — Witt/Kieffer, a leading executive search firm, today announces ten promotions across its expanding search practices. “I’m thrilled to recognize those individuals who have excelled in serving our clients and communities; our team has worked hard to reach this level of sustained growth,” said Charles W.B. Wardell III, Chair and CEO of