July 7, 2022 – Dallas-based executive search and leadership consulting firm Bryant Group, has successfully placed Ed O’Malley as President and CEO of Kansas Health Foundation (KHF).
“Bryant Group does a phenomenal job managing the whole process, but what stood out to me was that they knew their client so well! Every conversation with Sally felt like a conversation actually with the Kansas Health Foundation. She knew their hopes, critical challenges and greatest opportunities. It gave me confidence as a candidate. I was able to learn much from her and felt confidence in the board for selecting such a professional and committed search partner,” said Mr. O’Malley
Throughout his career, Mr. O’Malley has served the people of Kansas, first
through positions in the state government and, since 2007, as the founding
President and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC). His undying belief that all Kansans can impact their communities for good through training in civic leadership has resulted in the KLC serving 2,000 Kansans a year and working with more than a dozen partner leadership organizations around the country. Mr. O’Malley will become President and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation effective August 10, 2022.
At the KHF, all of its work centers on the mission: To improve the health of all Kansans. The KHF envisions a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play.
The KHF could never meet this mission without a broad network of effective partnerships across the state. The KHF works closely with other health foundations, nonprofit groups, community foundations, state agencies, universities, hospitals, communities and advisory groups to develop programs and find answers to complex health issues. And KHF will continue to form and strengthen partnerships with more Kansas organizations and communities.
Advancing Great Leadership
Bryant Group, based in Irving, Texas, and with associates located across the United States, specializes in executive search and leadership consulting for higher education, healthcare and nonprofits with an emphasis on advancement leaders and other executives. In 1988, Bryant Group founder, Chris Bryant, started one of the country’s first search firms, specializing in philanthropy recruitment. Now under the leadership of CEO and President Sally Bryant, the woman-owned firm has a 34-year history of recruiting, developing and coaching great leaders. Bryant Group has impacted more than 10,000 leaders and served more than 275 organizations.