Hughes Consultants Joins Major, Lindsey & Africa

November 2, 2012 – Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has merged with Hughes Consultants, a Southeastern U.S.-focused legal recruiting, executive search and diversity management firm. Based in Atlanta, Hughes Consultants serves a national client base of Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 100 law firms and governmental agencies. Representative clients include Del Monte Foods, Kenyon & Kenyon, Turner Broadcasting System, General Electric, Paul Hastings, Entergy Corporation, MetLife, Asbury Automotive Group and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Melba Hughes, the founder of Hughes Consultants, will join Major, Lindsey & Africa as a partner of the firm and a member of the in-house practice group. Also joining MLA are Ilene Rosh as a managing director in the in-house practice group and Nicole Andres Calandra as a managing director in the associate practice group. All three will reside in MLA’s Atlanta office. “Hughes Consultants is one of our most highly regarded former competitors,” said Miriam Frank, partner and VP in-house practice. “Its reputation, connections and womanpower will provide a significant lift to our presence in the Southeast markets and our national profile in in-house search across the board. In addition, we believe this talented group of professionals presents an outstanding opportunity to further raise MLA’s profile in the diversity recruiting space, solidifying our position as the recruiting firm of choice for great diverse candidates and the employers seeking to hire them.”

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