Recruiting Non-Profit Talent Grows More Challenging

September 28, 2015 – Executive search firm Jorgenson Consulting is currently working with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce to identify its next president and chief executive officer. Brian Anderson has recently resigned to become the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in Columbus, GA. Todd Jorgenson, managing partner and principal, is heading the assignment.

A national search has commenced to find a dynamic professional to create, direct and influence leadership, community and economic development for the Chamber. The incumbent will promote economic growth in Greater Dalton by attracting, retaining and expanding businesses as well as providing leadership with community, regional and state partners on workforce development programs.

“We are making excellent progress as we work with Todd to find the next president and CEO of the Greater Dalton Chamber,” said Robert Smalley, chairman of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Jorgenson specializes in executive searches for non-profit, community and economic development entities throughout the U.S. His experience includes non-profit executive searches, information technology searches, executive compensation, sales operation management, business development and sales.

Jorgenson Consulting is currently leading the CEO search for the Pasco Economic Development Council as well as the president assignment for the Chatham Economic Development Corporation. The firm recently recruited a CEO for Greensboro Partnership and placed the president of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership Inc.

The economic strength of the non-profit sector has increased in recent years and the sector is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion.

Yet, hiring the right people can be problematic within the industry. According to the Nonprofit HR’s Employment Practices Survey, 33 percent of respondents say that finding the right talent the biggest staffing challenge they face.

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

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