May 10, 2012 – Search firm Lucas Group has named Derek McKechnie as new managing partner for its human resources practice group in New York. Mr. McKechnie previously served in a variety of recruiting roles of increasing responsibility for Michael Page International in New York. “Derek's impressive performance in recruiting throughout the New York area attracted our attention,” said Aram Lulla, general manager of Lucas Group's HR practice group. “He brings a deep knowledge of the Manhattan marketplace and strong connections with large and mid-market employers. He is an excellent fit for Lucas Group and will drive our efforts to grow our human resources practice throughout the Northeast.” Founded in 1970, Lucas assists mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients in finding transcendent, executive talent.