PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Cancer Foundation

November 24, 2015 – PFM Executive Search has placed Lynne Hudson as national chief executive officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ms. Hudson brings a wealth of experience in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors through her time with PLAN Canada as VP for risk & effectiveness and as a financial management group leader with Ernst & Young.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is a charitable organization which raises money to advance research, education, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Established in 1986 by Nancy Tsai, it works to fund, support, and advocate for education and awareness programs, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Based in Vancouver, PFM serves a wide range of industries. The firm works with private, public and not-for-profit organizations to fill senior-level executive roles. Recently, it has recruited a number of leaders for non-profit organizations, including the CEO for Creative BC, the executive director of Integrated Health Services, CEO for Fraser Health Authority, and the chief medical health officer for Northern Health Authority.

As the economy continues to strengthen, hiring in the non-profit sector has been gaining momentum. In the past decade employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. The non-profit sector has also become a magnet for corporate executives looking to switch careers.

PFM recently promoted Shelina Esmail and Shaun Carpenter as partners. Both have been with the firm for 17 years. “Shelina and Shaun have played major roles in the evolution and growth of PFM Search,” said George Madden, founding partner. “We’re delighted to have them as equity owners in the firm and as partners in building the business and charting a course for the future. They are resourceful, creative and client-focused, and are a big part of the PFM brand.”

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

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