February 18, 2010 – Boyden has named Tom Flannery, managing director of its Pittsburgh office, as leader of the firm's North American board services practice. "We've brought together a high functioning team of talented consultants who understand both the fundamentals of governance and the changing regulations affecting board actions and responsibilities," said Trina Gordon, chairman of Boyden World Corporation and managing director, Boyden Chicago. "Tom's commitment to the Boyden philosophy of bringing a fresh and creative approach to recruiting corporate directors, together with his leadership skills and dedication to our mission make him the right person to head this initiative." Mr. Flannery has served Boyden for more than a decade and has executed numerous CEO, CFO and other C-level assignments in the industrial, life sciences and financial services sectors. Founded in 1946, Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 70 offices in 40 countries.