October 13, 2009 – Executive search firm Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. has added Katy Yoder to its team. Ms. Yoder has over 10 years of experience in career coaching and executive recruiting, providing services on all professional and academic levels in both corporate and non-profit environments. Ms. Yoder formerly worked at Smith Hanley Associates as a technical recruiter in Chicago, specializing in the placement of programmers, business analysts and project managers. “All of us at Brooke Chase Associates welcome the addition of Katy and look forward to her valuable contributions to our search process and our team,” said Joseph McElmeel, chairman and CEO. Brooke Chase Associates specializes in the recruitment of executive management professionals within the building materials and kitchen/bath industries. Established in 1980, the firm has offices in Chicago, Charlotte, San Francisco and its corporate headquarters in Sarasota, FL.