July 14, 2014 – Heidrick & Struggles International has named Bill Hudson as a senior advisor to the firm's trade association practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hudson served as president and CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), a partnership of organizations dedicated to the distribution of food commodities worldwide. "Bill's years of experience running a premier trade association will be a tremendous asset to our firm and practice. Bill possesses the skills, judgment, and reputation for excellence that our clients seek," said Julian Ha, partner and practice leader of Heidrick & Struggles's government affairs and trade association practices. Mr. Hudson's advisory role will be focused on serving the trade association market and collaborating with boards and CEOs to provide culture shaping, succession planning and recruitment advisory services. Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive search and leadership advisory services, including succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting.