July 29, 2009 – Boyden has added Lonnie Taylor as managing director in its Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD offices. Mr. Taylor joins Boyden after his most recent service in conducting senior leadership searches at Heidrick & Struggles, where as a partner he led its government affairs practice. He will lead the firm's government relations and public sector practice and will conduct senior management searches for functions within government and for those firms and organizations that interact with government. "We are excited about having Lonnie as a key member of our team," said Tim McNamara, managing partner in Boyden's Baltimore-Washington office. "He has the unique combination of government experience, business expertise, and executive search industry knowledge, which will make all the difference in helping to fulfill current and prospective client needs. Lonnie's strategic and managerial experience will be key in strengthening Boyden's presence nationally and in the metropolitan region." Prior to his search career, Mr. Taylor was a government relations officer with the Nextel Corporation. Founded in 1946, Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 70 offices in 40 countries.