Bryant Group to Recruit Kansas Leadership Center CEO

Dallas-based executive search and talent development firm Bryant Group, has been selected to recruit the next Chief Executive Officer for the Kansas Leadership Center. Sally Bryant, CEO and President, and Chris Bingley, Senior Vice President, are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. Although its focus is mainly in Kansas and for Kansans, the Center’s approach to leadership and its successful programs have earned it a global reputation, training thousands of leaders worldwide. 

“KLC was fortunate to thrive under the leadership of its founding CEO, Ed O’Malley. This is an incredible opportunity to utilize the organization’s history of success as a launching point for the next chapter at one of the most impactful and preeminent nonprofit organizations in the state,” said Bryant Group. 

The CEO will guide the Kansas Leadership Center in realizing its loftiest ambitions and aiming for new heights as the center for excellence in leadership development and civic engagement.

Reporting to the KLC Board of Directors, the CEO will implement initiatives, programs and policies to foster leadership for stronger, healthier and more prosperous Kansas communities. 

Key qualifications include:

  • Seven to 10 years of progressive management experience with at least 5 years at the senior level; track record of effectively leading and scaling an organization and staff. 
  • Demonstrated aptitude for organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, which foster the proven ability to support a diverse group of participants and constituents.
  • A demonstrated approach to business planning that is innovative, action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable.
  • Experience establishing credibility with key stakeholders and funders.

Based in Wichita, Kansas, the “Air Capital of the World,” and the largest city in the state of Kansas, with a population of more than 389,000, the Kansas Leadership Center has trained thousands of people at all levels of business, government, education, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations how to lead more effectively. KLC’s work is created around the belief that great leadership creates healthier Kansas 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 focuses on advancing great leadership. Bryant Group has impacted more than 10,000 leaders and served more than 275 organizations.

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