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Orlando Magic Turns to Korn Ferry In GM Hunt

The Orlando Magic has seen a flurry of management moves since the end of the most recent NBA regular season. Now the team has turned to Korn Ferry to help it land a new general manager.

Turnkey Search Seeking HR Leader for Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have retained Turnkey Search to lead the organization’s search for a new vice president of human resources.

University of Tennessee Taps Turnkey Search for Director of Athletics

Sports recruiter Turnkey Search has placed John Currie as director of athletics and vice chancellor at the University of Tennessee.

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Coleman Lew Starts CEO Search for McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been retained by the McColl Center for Art + Innovation to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Reporting to the board of directors, the incoming CEO will have full responsibility for all facets of the organization and its mission, including fundraising, operations, and

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Why Your Culture Is Your Brand

Culture shaping is now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, and most search firms, including boutiques, now offer some variation of it. The latest entrant: LaSalle Network has launched Culture 20/20 to help companies recondition their value and culture environments. LaSalle Network said it has seen firsthand the impact

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Hunt Scanlon to Host Conference in New York

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Charles Aris Names Three Practice Leaders

Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has expanded its services with the addition of three new practice leaders. Established nearly 50 years ago, Charles Aris is a search industry pioneer focused on senior level assignments within the strategy & business development, private equity, consumer / retail, finance & accounting, sales & marketing, education, executive leadership, engineering &

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Robert Half Posts Flat Q1 Revenues

Robert Half International Inc. / (NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.29 billion, a two percent decrease from revenues of $1.30 billion during the same quarter last year. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had forecasted revenue of $1.27 billion. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company record first quarter profit of $78.5 million, or 62

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10 Ways Business Leaders Can Improve Their Appeal to Candidates

Hundreds of media outlets are running pieces every week about the talent shortage and challenges in finding skilled labor and filling top level job openings. Companies, of course, are well aware of the problem. U.S. demographics show baby boomers retiring, Millennials switching jobs at the drop of a hat, and increasing wage costs to secure talent

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McDermott & Bull Posts 54 Percent Revenue Gain

McDermott & Bull posted revenues of $12.3 million last year, a 54 percent rise from the previous year, according to the latest statistics report soon to be released from Hunt Scanlon Media. The Irvine, CA-based search firm currently has 13 consultants across five offices. “A number of factors contributed to our growth,” said Rod McDermott, co-founder and managing partner. “For the

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Howe-Lewis Retained by Three Non-Profits to Find Development Officers

According to recruiters, chief development officers are in high demand as fundraising prowess and having an ability to drive growth is becoming an essential part of the skills required of nearly every competitive organization today. No industry is immune to the need for top drawer chief development officers. All CDOs, say recruiters who specialize in finding

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Polachi Lands Marketing Leader for Visual IQ

Executive search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Wayne St. Amand as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Visual IQ Inc. In his role new role, he will be responsible for driving business expansion through the company’s global marketing and training efforts. Mr. St. Amand is a veteran marketing leader with a track record of significantly accelerating the growth trajectory and valuation

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Caldwell Partners Adds Recruiting Specialist to Connecticut Office

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has added Kathy Ventura as a partner in the firm’s consumer, e-commerce & retail, and marketing & communications practices based in its Stamford, Conn office. Ms. Ventura recruits senior executives in all areas of consumer products and services, including consumer technologies, automotive, lifestyle brands and consumer financial services. She also specializes

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Heidrick & Struggles Posts 7.5 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted first quarter revenues of $140 million, a 7.5 percent increase from revenues of $130.2 million during the same period a year ago. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had forecasted revenue of $145 million. The company’s

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Russell Reynolds Associates Launches Board & CEO Advisory Group

Following similar moves taken by rivals, Russell Reynolds Associates has launched a separate board and CEO advisory division within the firm. The shift takes the nation’s No. 5 search firm beyond its core recruiting business and further into process planning, assessment, strategy & performance measurement, and culture shaping. The new advisory group brings together the expertise of

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Curran Partners Finds Compliance Head for Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Executive search firm Curran Partners/ECI Group has recruited Gary P. Budney as vice president, head of quality assurance and compliance at publicly-traded Achillion Pharmaceuticals. Founding partner, Michael Curran, led the assignment. “Our client is a development-stage pharmaceutical company, which means that its principal activity is research into prospective treatments for various diseases, the development of those that are sufficiently

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Acertitude Lands CFO for Aligned Energy

Executive search firm Acertitude has placed Anubhav Raj as chief financial officer of Aligned Energy. The search was led by Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner, supported by partner Geoffrey Votta. Aligned Energy said this latest addition to its leadership team will further help the company to innovate and optimize data center infrastructure to reduce the

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Kincannon & Reed Continues Global Expansion

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of David Carpintero as managing director. He will work out of Brussels, Belgium, where he will focus on senior recruitments for crop input, crop processing and trading, and produce clients across Europe and worldwide. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Mr. Carpintero had

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Best Methods to Lure Active and Passive Job Candidates

Traditionally, an active candidate is a person actively or casually looking for a new job a few times per week, while one deemed passive is considered satisfied with their current role and therefore searches occasionally for a new job, if at all. But according to one new study, the definition of active and passive candidate,

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Orlando Magic Turns to Korn Ferry In GM Hunt

The Orlando Magic has seen a flurry of management moves since the end of the most recent NBA regular season. Now the team has turned to Korn Ferry to help it land a new general manager. The Magic fired past GM Rob Hennigan saying it was time to go in a different direction after missing the postseason for five

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Coleman Lew Starts CEO Search for McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been retained by the McColl Center for Art + Innovation to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Reporting to the board of directors, the incoming CEO will have full responsibility for all facets of the organization and its mission, including fundraising, operations, and

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Why Your Culture Is Your Brand

Culture shaping is now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, and most search firms, including boutiques, now offer some variation of it. The latest entrant: LaSalle Network has launched Culture 20/20 to help companies recondition their value and culture environments. LaSalle Network said it has seen firsthand the impact

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RSA Group Adds to U.S. Search Staff

According to Deloitte’s global sector outlook report on life sciences, persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies as they try to navigate a new world of work — one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for

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A Top Recruiter Offers ‘Five Golden Rules’ for Career Advancement

Ted Pryor, managing director with Greenwich Harbor Partners, recently took a phone call from a young professional seeking career advice. She works at a major private equity group for its chief of staff. She told the recruiter she works nights and most weekends and was having a difficult time meeting her career goals. She seemingly had it all, thought

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Heidrick & Struggles Places First Female President at Baylor

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the first female president of Baylor University. She becomes the school’s 15th leader. Past president, Kenneth Starr, resigned following a sexual assault scandal. Since 2011, 17 female Baylor students reported sexual or domestic assault charges against 19 football players at the university. This included at least four alleged gang rapes. Mr.

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Dingman Company Leading Pastor Search for Evangelical Free Fullerton

Executive recruiting firm The Dingman Company is currently seeking a senior pastor for Evangelical Free Fullerton in California. Search firm president Bruce Dingman is leading the assignment along with vice president Dr. Richard Kidd. The incoming senior pastor of EvFree Fullerton will provide directional leadership for the church and work with its elders to develop and articulate

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Hedley May and Exchange Place Partners Merge

London-headquartered executive search firm Hedley May and New York-based Exchange Place Partners have merged. The alliance creates a global oriented search firm and Exchange Place will retain the Hedley May name. The merger will allow the newly combined search firms to execute senior functional and leadership searches for multinational companies, financial institutions, professional services firms and regulatory

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Manpower Posts Four Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted revenues of $4.8 billion, an increase of four percent, compared to revenues of $4.5 billion a year ago. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.69 billion. The Milwaukee-based staffing company recorded net earnings of $74.4 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $71.7 million, or 98 cents per diluted share, a

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Why Onboarding Is Key to a Successful Recruiting Strategy

Effective onboarding can make or break an executive’s success in a new role, yet an Egon Zehnder study of global HR executives and newly appointed leaders shows less than a third of organizations actively support their executives to adapt to the cultural and political climate – which rank as the top reasons new leaders fail. With the

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Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Hanna Andersson

Chief human resource officers (CHRO) have made big strides as strategic game changers and sounding boards for CEOs. The best ones are now, in fact, critical C-suite players. The recruitment of these executives continues to be a critical hire for companies. The latest one: Hanold Associates has placed Wayne Young as CHRO of Hanna Andersson. Partner Keri

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Slone Partners Fills CEO Roles for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top drawer leaders throughout the sector. Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed CEOs at Avomeen Analytical Services

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Staffing Firm Launches Collabera Search Partners

Collabera, a global provider in IT and professional staffing services, has launched an executive search practice division, Collabera Search Partners. The new division will partner with private equity start-ups, small & midsize businesses and mid-market organizations on their C-suite and VP level retained searches. David Hughes, with over 12 years of expertise in the executive search

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4c Executive Search Acquires Ireland-based MSL

There’s been more than a recent wave in M&A activity among executive search firms throughout Europe. The most recent: Belfast-based 4c Executive Search has acquired MSL Search & Selection in Northern Ireland. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originating in London in 1955, MSL has been synonymous with executive recruitment in the U.K. and

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Skills Gap Costing Employers Nearly a Million Dollars Annually

It remains one of the most vexing economic puzzles in talent management: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when 7.5 million Americans are unemployed and millions more are working part-time gigs because they can’t find full-time positions or have given up looking for work altogether? According to a new CareerBuilder survey, nearly 60 percent of U.S.

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Morris & Berger Heading CEO Search for The Young Americans

Non-profit specialist search firm Morris & Berger has been retained by performing arts conservatory The Young Americans to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Leading candidates must have an appreciation for the performing arts and be strong advocates for education. The chosen CEO will be an inspirational and proactive spokesperson, representing The Young Americans to its

Four HR Roles That Matter Most

Chief executives increasingly recognize the positive impact that HR can have on talent attraction and retention, setting company culture, and defending the bottom line. Consequently, they are demanding more and more from their top C-suite HR leaders, particularly chief talent officers and CHROs, who are responding by elevating their functional performance to deliver more for

Search Firms Strengthen Industrial Practices By Turning to Rivals

Korn Ferry has added Patrick Walsh to its global industrial search practice. He will be based in the company’s Minneapolis office. Mr. Walsh joins Korn Ferry from Spencer Stuart, where he was a leader and significant contributor to the firm’s growth in Minneapolis and the industrial market worldwide. Focused on recruiting board directors, general management leaders and financial

Bradbury Miller Leading CEO Search for Enoch Pratt Free Library

Executive search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, formerly known as Gossage Sager Associates, has been retained by Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Dan Bradbury, Bradbury Miller managing partner, is leading the assignment. The library’s CEO is one of the most historically significant librarian positions in the country.

CPS HR Consulting Finds New Leader for the Coastal Commission

Executive search firm CPS HR Consulting has placed Jack Ainsworth as executive director of the Coastal Commission. In his new role, he will lead the agency in its continuing mission to protect and enhance the California coast. Mr. Ainsworth is the commission’s fifth executive director in four decades and will lead a current staff of 156 people

Stanton Chase Creates New Leadership Team In India

Four Stanton Chase executives have stepped up to lead the firm’s push into India: Amit Agarwal, Ashwini Prakash, Mala Chawla, and Sripad KN. They will share ownership and leadership responsibilities across the country. The four consultants will play a hands-on role in originating and executing searches. Their pan-India, multi-sector experience will connect their extensive networks on a

Employees Will be Easy to Lose and Hard to Hire in 2017

It’s become clear over the last several years that the job market has been not only recovering, but transitioning. Consequently, the latest changes wrought have given way to an entirely new type of candidate profile, report recruiters from the field. Interestingly, working professionals themselves are leading the way — and they’ve become all too aware

Young Mayden Tapped by New York State Bar to Find New Leader

Executive search firm Young Mayden was recently retained by the New York State Bar Association to lead its search for a new executive director. Pamela McDevitt is expected to be named to the post within the next few days. Search firm founder Barbara Mayden, who specializes in executive searches for the legal community, led the assignment. The executive director is

Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for Autodesk

Autodesk has tapped executive search and leadership solutions firm Egon Zehnder to find its next chief executive officer. Carl Bass is stepping down after serving for more than a decade as the 3D software company’s CEO. Mr. Bass’ resignation occurs less than a year after the company made a deal with two of its activist investors to change things up. As

JM Search Expands Into Seattle and Los Angeles

JM Search, a senior level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, continues to expand its footprint across the U.S., this time to Seattle and Los Angeles. The expansion is being led by Kevin Kernan, a former software executive and executive recruiter who joined the firm as a partner in 2016.

Frazer Jones Opens In Milan

Executive search firm Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has opened a new office in Milan. This will be the SR Group’s second offering in Italy following its Taylor Root subsidiary launch in early 2016. Frazer Jones will focus on the HR market in Italy and will also take on searches in Southern Europe. The team will

Noetic Search Lands CEO for Duke of Edinburgh Foundation

Noetic Search has recruited Elizabeth Higgins-Beard as chief executive officer of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation – USA. The organization promotes a prestigious U.K.-based personal development award for youth around the world. Rhyan Zweifler, president of the Chicago recruitment firm, led the assignment. Ms. Higgins-Beard will be responsible for leading and managing the award in the U.S. Based in Chicago, her main focus will be to scale and raise awareness

ZRG Partners Expands In Seattle, Calgary and Frankfurt

Executive search firm ZRG Partners continues to be in growth mode. The firm recently named Allen Brady and Peter Gremillion as managing directors its industrial practice group as well as Jill Schofield as managing director and head of its global mining practice. In addition to his industrial experience, Mr. Brady will add sector depth to ZRG’s aerospace and defense team providing West

Benchmark Executive Search Recruits Chief Security Officer for SSL MDA Holdings

Benchmark Executive Search has placed Phil Robinson as the new chief security officer of SSL MDA Holdings. Jeremy King, president of Benchmark, led the assignment. Mr. Robinson will report to the senior vice president, chief legal and compliance officer and work in partnership with the senior management team and the government security committee at SSL MDA.

Norman Broadbent Names Executive Search Head

U.K.-headquartered recruiter Norman Broadbent has appointed Tim Hammett as managing partner and head of executive search. Mr. Hammett has a 17 year track record in the field and an in-depth knowledge of the C-level market. Most recently, he was a partner with Wilton & Bain in London. He entered search in 2000 and has worked at

Caissa Global Opens In Germany

London-headquartered executive search firm Caissa Global has opened a new office in Berlin in the heart of the German capital to better serve its local clients. “Being on the ground in Berlin makes it easier to work more closely with our clients here as well as with local job candidates,” said Konstanty Sliwowski, Caissa Global founder and managing partner.

Here’s One Way to Diversify Your Boardroom

This past year, boardroom diversity in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies increased for women and certain minority groups, according to the ‘Missing Pieces Report: The 2016 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards,’ a multiyear study published by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), collaborating with Deloitte. But minority men and women experienced

Odgers Berndtson Expands Leadership Services

Executive search firms continue their push into offering accessory services, from talent mapping and coaching to assessment and high performance team building. The latest entrant: Odgers Berndtson, which is expanding its leadership practice to include executive and team leadership assessment, coaching and onboarding. Organizational psychologist Dr. Robert Satterwhite is spearheading the new effort. “With a shortage

DHR International In Hunt for Athletic Director at University of Pittsburgh

Universities continue to turn to search firms to find athletic leadership. DHR is the latest recruiting outfit to be retained to fill an AD role: this time for the University of Pittsburgh. Glenn Sugiyama, DHR’s managing partner and global sports practice leader, is heading the assignment along with partner Pat Richter who spearheads the firm’s specialized

Chason Group Lands CEO for Athens Area Community Foundation

Executive search firm The Chason Group has placed Sarah H. McKinney as president and chief executive officer of the Athens Area Community Foundation. Past CEO Delene Porter recently announced her resignation. Tim Chason, the firm’s president, led the assignment. Candidates were chosen for interviews based on their previous positions and skills sets. Leadership, business acumen and development were identified early by

Eric Salmon & Partners Names Co-Leaders

Executive search firm Eric Salmon & Partners has announced that its long-standing president, Massimo Milletti, has handed over management of the search firm to two partners who will co-head the partnership. Sophie Wigniolle from the firm’s Paris office will lead the together with Raoul Nacke, a managing director in Frankfurt. “I am proud to announce that Sophie

Majority of Executives Would Not Take Job of U.S. President

A vast majority of corporate professionals would much rather take the helm of their own organization than become President of the United States, according to recent survey by Korn Ferry. In a survey of nearly 1,500 respondents, only 15 percent said they would choose being chief executive of the highest office in the land over being CEO

Professional Women Still Seek Equality Climbing the Corporate Ladder

It has been decades since professional women have pushed into the higher echelons of corporate management. Yet the ultimate objective of full equality eludes many of them. While corporate boards – and the recruiters who represent them in the marketplace – have implemented diversification initiatives, the C-suite nevertheless remains largely the domain of white men.

IES Consulting Leading Chief Legal Officer Search for Episcopal Church

Executive search firm IES Consulting has been retained by The Episcopal Church (TEC) in New York City to lead its search for a chief legal officer. Dr. George Conway, IES Consulting president, is leading the assignment. The position will function as the organization’s general counsel and report to its chair. The church’s chief legal officer will be responsible for

Taylor Winfield Places CEO at Softline

Executive search firm Taylor Winfield has placed Gordon Brooks as chief executive officer of Softline. The global CEO reports to the board of directors and will deal primarily with international business development, process optimization and structuring the company for rapid growth. Mr. Brooks has more than 30 years of software and services technology experience. Prior to joining Softline, he

Johnson Names Professional Services, M&A Practice Leader

Sydney-based executive search firm Johnson has appointed Warren Riddell as partner and leader of its professional services and mergers & acquisitions practices. Mr. Riddell is an advisor to professional services firms in Australia. During his corporate advisory career spanning 30 years, he has worked in private investment companies and professional services firms around the globe. In

Confidence In Economy Resulting In Bullish Hiring Projections

Another survey seems to continue to defy imagination, given President Trump’s tumultuous first three weeks in office. But according to Express Employment Professionals’ hiring trends survey, a full three quarters (76 percent) of North American businesses plan to hire more workers during the first quarter of 2017. Only nine percent plan to eliminate positions. The results are a

Storbeck / Pimentel Leading President Searches for Leading Colleges

The education sector continues to pump big fees into the coffers of executive search firms nationwide. Many academic recruiting specialists say business, in fact, has never been better. Even the smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels, and if there’s any slowdown coming its to be found at the

Heidrick & Struggles Taps New Leader for U.K.’s High Speed Two

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Mark Thurston as chief executive officer of High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd., the company behind the U.K.’s planned £55 billion high-speed rail network. He is replacing Simon Kirby who has left to become the chief operating officer of Rolls Royce. Mr. Thurston, who will start with HS2 in the spring, has 30 years of

Argyll Scott Makes Acquisitions In Asia

Executive search firm Argyll Scott has acquired REED’s business entities in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Financial terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. “As a part of our ambitious global growth plans, we are committed to significantly increasing our marketshare within the APAC region,” said CEO John Hunter. “Given our success in the region to date, we

Battalia Winston Adds to Life Sciences Practice

Executive search firm Battalia Winston has expanded its recruiting team with the addition of Susan Oliver as partner in its life sciences practice. Ms. Oliver has more than 20 years of experience conducting executive and board level searches for companies in the biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. Drawing from her deep understanding of critical issues in the life

Kevin Chase In Hunt for AIDS Prevention Coalition Leader

UCHAPS, the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services, has picked Kevin Chase Executive Search Group to lead its national search for an executive director. Managing partner Kevin Chase is leading the assignment along with senior associate Catie DiFelice. Reporting to the board of directors, the chosen executive director will oversee the day-to-day operations and management of UCHAPS and

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