April 7, 2014 – Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has opened a new office in Chicago and appointed Alison Ranney as principal. In her new role Ms. Ranney will lead a team of professionals providing executive search services for some of Koya’s top clients. “Alison brings a wealth of executive search experience and a deep commitment to the nonprofit sector,” said Koya founder and CEO Katie Bouton. As a former executive recruiter at Russell Reynolds Associates in Chicago, Ms. Ranney specialized in placing CEOs and senior level management to national nonprofit organizations and education institutions. Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search firm dedicated to the non-profit sector.