EFL Associates Recruits MCTA Executive Director

January 28, 2016 – Executive search firm EFL Associates has placed Andrew Blunt as executive director of the Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association (MCTA).

Mr. Blunt is a partner at the Jefferson City, MO-based law firm of Schreimann, Rackers, Francka & Blunt, LLC, and leads the public policy and lobbying division there. As a founding member of the firm, he has been a Missouri Bar member and Cole County Bar Association Member since 2002.

For the past five years, Mr. Blunt has been on the board of trustees for the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), a bi-partisan, not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. He is also a board member of the Special Learning Foundation.

The selection was made following an extensive search process conducted by the MCTA board of directors search committee and Kansas City-headquartered EFL Associates.

“We are very pleased to welcome Andy Blunt as executive director of the MCTA,” said board chairman Paul Berra of Charter Communications. Andy is one of the brightest, young lawyer/lobbyists in Jefferson City. He is known as a respected strategist and tactician of integrity in Missouri. Our members look forward to his leadership as we continue to strengthen the future of this association.”

The MCTA is the primary trade association for the cable broadband industry in Missouri. The 24-plus cable company and affiliate members of the MCTA include Fortune 500 companies and community-based independent operators with varied business models and priorities. MCTA industry members provide video, broadband and competitive voice services to over two million Missouri residences, businesses and public entities.

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EFL Associates is an executive search firm that provides talent management solutions from offices in Kansas City, Denver, Houston, New York City and St. Louis. The firm specializes in the following sectors: finance and banking, higher education, non-profit, life sciences, energy, construction and engineering, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, public pension organizations, chief financial offer practice, and board services.

The firm is currently leading assignments for other non-profits, including heading the search for director of human resources and talent development for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as well as searching for a new VP of marketing for Children International, a $190 million international humanitarian organization.

The economic strength of the non-profit sector has increased in recent years and the sector is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion.

Yet, hiring the right people can be problematic within the industry. According to the ‘Non-Profit HR’s Employment Practices Survey,’ 33 percent of respondents say that finding the right talent the biggest staffing challenge they face.

 Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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