February 2, 2014 – The International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters (IACPR) has named Kathleen Kennedy, head of Americas recruiting delivery for UBS and Gary Preston, founder of Preston & Partners Talent Solutions as board co-chairs. A leader in the talent acquisition community, Ms. Kennedy brings extensive expertise in organizational planning and development, professional and campus recruitment, assessment, training, compensation, diversity, and employee relations. Mr. Preston entered the search industry following a 30-year history in the retail arena where he rose to lead the HR function for a $25 billion dollar company. “IACPR is extremely fortunate to have these two exceptional talent acquisition professionals leading the organization into the next phase of its growth” said Nancie Whitehouse, outgoing chair. “Under Kathe and Gary’s leadership, we will continue to provide a unique venue for chief human resources officers, senior corporate talent strategists and retained search executives with opportunities to share innovative strategies, strengthen best practices and create cutting-edge expertise.” The IACPR provides chief human resources officers, senior corporate talent strategists and retained search executives with opportunities to share innovative strategies, strengthen best practices and create cutting-edge expertise.