Lochlin Partners Recruits CEO for The COMMIT Foundation

April 26, 2024 – Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has helped to recruit J.C. Glick as the new CEO of The COMMIT Foundation in Bozeman, MT.  “We are thrilled to welcome JC as the new CEO of The COMMIT Foundation,” said Guy Filippelli, co-founder and board chair. “He represents everything we could hope for in a leader. He will absolutely bring this organization to another level, and truly make a meaningful difference for veterans as they define their lives after service.” Mr. Glick brings a wealth of experience as a leadership consultant and a deep commitment to supporting veterans in their transition journey. Since transitioning from 20 years of military service in 2015, Mr. Glick has been a founder and partner of two leadership companies and the author of two books, including A Light in the Darkness: Leadership Development for the Unknown. In 2017, he was selected as a TEDX speaker and delivered Rethinking Leadership at TEDX Hammond. Mr. Glick is also an adjunct professor at St. John’s University. Most recently, he served as partner and founder of Prodromos Leadership and Culture Consulting. 

Over the course of his Army career, Mr. Glick spent over seven years in the Ranger regiment, serving in two Ranger Battalions as well as Regimental Headquarters, participating in the Best Ranger Competition twice, and has over seven and a half years of command time with 11 operational and combat deployments to Haiti, Bangladesh, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

“I am humbled and honored to join The COMMIT Foundation and to have the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated team,” said Mr. Glick. “I am deeply committed to our mission of empowering veterans and our nation’s future leaders to write their next chapter. I look forward to building on the foundation of success established over the past decade.”

The COMMIT Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering service members, veterans, and their families through personalized programs, resources, and the support of community to create purposeful and fulfilling transitions. Through one-on-one coaching, professional development workshops, mentorship programs, and networking opportunities, The COMMIT Foundation helps veterans navigate the challenges of transitioning to civilian life and build a post-service life of community and purpose.

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Lochlin Partners conducts searches for board and executive-level positions within government and corporate affairs, government contracting, technology and services, higher education, the public sector, financial services, and healthcare. The firm is led by managing partners Liza Wright, Pat Friel, and Mike Kirkman. Each of the managing partners has been in the search business for 20 or more years and has been a partner in one of the four large international firms—and in most cases has run a major office or practice at those firms.

Recent Work

Following a national search, executive search firm Lochlin Partners recently assisted in the placement of William Chittenden as the new president and CEO of the SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation, headquartered at the SMU Cox School of Business. The selection follows previous president and CEO Jeffrey R. Schmid’s appointment to president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in August 2023. 

Lochlin Partners Recruits Executive Director for the Pentagon Memorial Fund
Lochlin Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Michael McCarthy as the executive director of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc. succeeding Jim Laychak. He will lead the organization as it goes to the next phase of its initiative to build a visitor education center at the site of the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. “We are thrilled to have Mike McCarthy join our team as we pursue the important mission to build a visitor education center as part of the memorial complex to respectfully and faithfully tell the full story of 9/11 to honor the men, women, and children whose lives were needlessly and tragically cut short,” said Sean T. Connaughton, board chairman and president. “It is imperative that we complete this important project to help educate future generations about 9/11 and its subsequent impact on American history going forward. I am confident Mike will continue to build on the great work already done by Jim Laychak and our team.”

“The board of trustees is extremely excited for Dr. Chittenden’s leadership after serving as our chief academic officer and more than two decades on our faculty,” said Jill Castilla, chairman of the SWGSB board of trustees and president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond. “Dr. Chittenden advanced SWGSB’s reputation as a nationally recognized leader in financial institution executive education and enhanced our curriculum with innovative offerings and esteemed faculty. We are excited to build upon president Schmid’s foundational leadership. I am confident Dr. Chittenden will continue to elevate SWGSB’s reputation as the most trusted educational source for bank executive education, leadership development, and director training programs.”

Established in 1957 at SMU Cox, the mission of the SW Graduate School of Banking is a trusted educational source for loan officers, bank directors, regulators, commercial lenders, operations officers, marketing officers, and management professionals. SWGSB is a nationally recognized leader in bank management education at the corporate level, serving financial services professionals with banking education, bank leadership development, and bank director training programs.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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