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Management Consultants for the Arts Lands CEO for Society for the Performing Arts

Following a wide-ranging nationwide search, Stamford, Conn-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has placed Meg Booth as the new CEO of the Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), Houston’s prestigious non-profit presenting arts organization. She takes over from longtime leader June Christensen, who is retiring at the end of the year. “Meg is a dynamic and

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Bailey Fisher Finds New CEO for Undo

U.K.-headquartered life sciences specialist Bailey Fisher Executive Search has placed Barry Morris as the new CEO of Undo, a pioneer in the development of new software execution record and replay technology. He takes over the role from co-founder Greg Law, who will now focus on the company’s chief technology officer. “We have achieved our early stage goals,” said

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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RSR Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Rebecca Holland New as a managing director, leading the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She is based in Raleigh, NC. Ms. New brings more than 20 years of extensive experience advising senior management on transitional and growth, talent and human capital strategies and was recently recognized as one of 2018’s Fiercest Women in

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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Savannah Group Expands With Two More Partners

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group has expanded with the addition of Simon Musgrave and Phil Coulter as partners within the firm’s industrial and digital & technology practices, respectively. “These latest acquisitions see Savannah expand its depth of capability within the digital and industrial arenas,” the firm said. Mr. Musgrave will be leading Savannah Group’s energy and industrial

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Getting the Right Senior Level Candidates on the Radar

When discussing recruiting, the term “key selection criteria” simply refers to the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications that a job candidate needs to succeed in a role. In theory, a hiring manager would find someone who meets all of the requirements, make an offer and take off running. But when it’s an executive role that

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Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Marketing

Building on its explosive growth in the U.S. last year, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Soh Won Cha as head of U.S. marketing. She joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she was senior marketing manager of the Americas. “We’re very excited to welcome Soh Won to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO

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Sucherman Group Creates Sports Entertainment Practice; Looks to Global Expansion

New York-based Sucherman Group has named Simon Pollock as managing director, international, based in London, and Charles Gould as managing director, sports, based in New York. These newly-created roles mark the official launch of the firm’s sports entertainment and international practices and follow closely on the heels of the firm’s expansion to Silicon Valley and Silicon

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by interdenominational Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor for Christ Church Nashville will hold a primarily spiritual office, said Vanderbloemen Search Group. The individual must demonstrate godly character, competence and knowledge

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6 Global Workforce Predictions for the New Year

The workforce continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and law impact employers. As we look forward to the year ahead, low unemployment, a rise in concern over how technology is shaping the future of work and a series of movements giving power to the people are

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines

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Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the

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Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Madison Berney as managing partner for its accounting and finance practice in Denver, CO. She will lead a team of accounting and finance recruiters as they look to meet the evolving demand of clients and candidates in the booming Denver job market. According

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The Top 10 Emerging Talent Trends for 2019

If 2018 was all about who was getting jobs, 2019 may be about how jobs work. Indeed, this may be the year that organizations start retooling how they find, evaluate and even pay employees. Chalk up the shifts to, among several factors, the tight labor market and a massive influx of data, according to a new talent report

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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges to find a chief for their shared police department. Search associate Heather J. Larabee is leading the assignment. A third institution, Hampshire College, recently left the collaborative police department. The Mount Holyoke and Smith police department is responsible for the safety

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with

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Talentsoft Secures $50 Million in Funding

France-based Talentsoft, a cloud-based human resource software solutions provider for talent management learning, has raised $50 million in a financing round which it says will boost continued growth via innovation and international market expansion. Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside existing investors Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs who are strengthening their capital. The total funding round

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4 Hiring Strategies When Talent Markets are Tight

Everyone is readying their horses at the starting gate for the 2019 race to hire the best people in the market. But with a list of tasks distracting recruiters from delivering results in an increasingly tight hiring market, many may be at their wits’ end to find quality talent. A new report by IQTalent Partners offers four

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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who

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Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s

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AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Argentina

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Argentina with the addition of professional coaching and executive search firm Vistage Argentina. Juan Luis Crespin, chairman of the firm, joins as managing partner, AIMS International Argentina, along with Laura Martinez who becomes a partner. Mr. Crespin and his team said it is “their great pleasure to join AIMS International,

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6 Reasons Why Executive Search is Ready for Disruption

The executive search industry continues to be in flux, and as a result search firms have been uncertain or wary about what their next move should be. To what extent will digitalization affect the industry? What about AI? How best to price and stay competitive? Should one offer diversified services? These are just some of

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Amid Recent Growth Caldwell Posts 5.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted first quarter revenues of $15.9 million (all dollar figures Canadian), up 5.6 percent from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.05 million. Net earnings before tax were $388,000 ($0.10 per share, compared to net income was $410,000 ($0.20 per share) in the comparable period a year earlier. “Though

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Chelsea Partners Finds New Leader for United Cerebral Palsy in California

Chelsea Partners, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has placed the new president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA). Lori Anderson, chief operating officer and vice president of residential services for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, steps into her new role on Jan. 21. Andy Knox, the search

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Korn Ferry Recruits New Head Coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With the NFL regular season over and the Super Bowl approaching, a flurry of coaching and general manager activity has been underway. And Hunt Scanlon Media has been tracking it all. Korn Ferry recently assisted in placing Bruce Arians as the 12th head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He takes over from Dirk Koette, who

Wilton & Bain Adds HR Recruiting Veterans

Global search firm Wilton & Bain has appointed Tim Kemp and Chloe Watts as partners. Mr. Kemp, who joins the firm to lead HR search mandates, is an experienced HR and search professional who specializes in human resource searches across industries and covering HR disciplines from generalist roles to reward to talent management and beyond. Previously, he spent more

K. Russo Consulting Joins the Sanford Rose Network

Greenwich, CT-based boutique executive search firm K. Russo Consulting, Inc. has joined the Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network. Led by Karen Russo, K. Russo Consulting specializes in executive search and talent consulting throughout North, Latin and Central America. Their sister company, IIPE, based in Mexico, customizes research solutions through a team of multilingual search professionals. “Karen Russo is a world

ManpowerGroup Names American Express Global Talent Specialist As Director of Talent

Recruitment giant ManpowerGroup has named former American Express HR executive Jo Pursaill as its director of talent. With over 15 years’ experience, Ms. Pursaill is a proven leader in global talent development. She has an exceptional track record of developing and delivering global learning strategies within a large, complex matrix environment. Her areas of expertise include learning and development,

HR Executives Forecast Optimistic Hiring Plans

Confidence in the U.S. labor market continued to climb among HR professionals this year, with 69 percent reporting a confidence level not reported for six years. According to the just released ‘Jobs Outlook Survey’ from the Society for Human Resource Management, the forecast represents the highest level of optimism among HR professionals since the survey was launched in 2009.

Lloyd Executive Search Lands Crowdster CEO

Lloyd Executive Search has recruited Joe Ferraro as chief executive officer of Crowdster. Mr. Ferraro brings to the Crowdster team a long history of sales and marketing success, including 20 years in the telecommunications industry and over a decade working in business process outsourcing where he managed Fortune 50 companies. He has worked alongside non-profits in addition to

Heidrick & Struggles Snags Americas Leader From Rival

Heidrick & Struggles has added Ron Lumbra as region leader for its Americas region. In this role, he will lead a team of more than 350 partners, principals and associates serving clients across all service sectors. Following a brief period of transition, Torrey Foster, who has led the region since 2013, will assume full-time market responsibilities as a partner in

TWC Adds Former Spencer Stuart Recruiter As Canadian Search Hub Expands

TWC International Executive Search Limited, the Canadian-based affiliate of global executive search firm SpenglerFox, has named former Spencer Stuart recruiter Lisa Newey as senior director. In her new role at TWC, she will be responsible for developing and managing client relationships and assignments as well as candidate sourcing, recruitment and assessment, with a focus on financial services. Ms. Newey has

Newport Group Opens Office in Laguna Hills

Executive search and consulting firm The Newport Group has opened a new office in Laguna Hills, California. Managing the office is Newport’s executive vice president, Tom Chaparro, who joined the company as an executive search professional with 20 years’ experience in recruiting for the real estate and oil and gas industries, among others. Prior to joining

Struggling to Hire Millennials? Here’s How To Get Them Onboard

More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015) and this year they surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. This milestone occurred in the first quarter of this year, as the 53.5 million-strong Millennial

CDI Corp. Closes Two Acquisitions

CDI Corp. has said that its U.K. subsidiary, CDI AndersElite, has acquired the recruitment business of London-based Ship Shape Resources, a privately held company that provides payroll solutions to the recruitment industry. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings but not material to the company’s financial performance. Founded in 2004, Ship Shape

Heidrick & Struggles to Recruit CEO for Centuri

Southwest Gas Corporation has selected Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for the new president and chief executive officer of its construction services subsidiary Centuri Construction Group, Inc. James P. Kane has announced his plans to retire as president and CEO after a 43-year career in the utility and construction industries, including the last 31 years serving Southwest Gas Corporation. Centuri Construction

Non-Profit Executives On The Move As Sector Transitions

Non-profit executive search firm Third Sector New England has been retained by the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Sherry Perlstein, the organization’s president and CEO for the past 29 years, has announced her retirement at the end of 2015. Established in 1954, CGC serves

Coaching Leader Joins Recruiting Firm

Preston & Partners has added Bill Bliss as organizational effectiveness and coaching managing director to its staff. In his new role he will provide leadership coaching at the executive level (C-suite, vice president, director). “Bill is one of the most sought-after coaches for senior executives in the eastern part of the U.S.,” said founder Gary Preston. “We

Second Weak Labor Report Gives Mixed Signals About U.S. Economy

The U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 5.1 percent for the second month in a row as the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed significantly weaker than anticipated job gains in September. Total employment increased by 142,000 during the month, less than the 200,000 economists had predicted. Currently 7.9 million remain unemployed in the U.S. And yet talent acquisition

Physician-Focused Recruiter Acquired for $4 Million

AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has acquired Southlake, TX-based MillicanSolutions, a physician and executive leadership search firm focused on serving academic medical centers and children’s hospitals nationwide. The acquisition includes cash payments totaling $4 million. This deal comes on the heels of recent M&A activity, including Options Group acquiring

Spencer Stuart Leading CFO Search for ApolloMed

Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a chief financial officer. Current CFO Mitch Creem has resigned to take on the role of CEO of Integrity Healthcare. Headquartered in Glendale, California, ApolloMed is a leading integrated population health management company committed to providing multi-disciplinary care in the communities it serves. William Abbott, ApolloMed’s current controller and vice

D. Hilton Associates Lands CEO for Greylock F.C.U.

The Woodlands, TX-based executive search firm D. Hilton Associates has recruited John Bissell as president and chief executive officer of Greylock Federal Credit Union. He succeeds Marilyn L. Sperling, who has served as the company’s president and CEO for the past four years. Nine candidates were chosen for review by the search committee and ultimately an internal candidate was selected

Extract Talent Launches to Serve Oil, Gas and Chemical Clients

Executive search firm Extract Talent has been launched by veteran recruiter Nancy Newman. The firm, whose clients range from Fortune 100 companies to startups, concentrates in the downstream sector of the oil, gas, chemicals, and catalysts industries. The firm’s executive team includes Suzanne Kochevar, the founder and president of En-visioneering Incorporated, which is dedicated to identifying and strengthening the linkage of organizational

Why America Leads In The Hunt For Global Talent

Eighty-six percent of U.K. recruiters expect the job market to stay as competitive, or become even more challenging, in the next 12 months, according to recent research released by Jobvite’s first ‘U.K. Social Recruitment Survey.’ The reason: 58 percent of hiring professionals say the lack of skilled or qualified workers is their biggest challenge when it comes

Bay Street Advisors Launches Eastward Search Partners

Bay Street Advisors, LLC, an executive search and consulting firm focused on the financial services industry, has launched Eastward Search Partners, LLC, a professional recruitment and staffing firm dedicated to the middle and back-office segments of the financial services industry. The two firms will operate independently and support clients in non-overlapping areas of the industry. Eastward

Odgers Berndtson Adds Former CTPartners Life Sciences & Healthcare Recruiting Specialist

Former CTPartners recruiter Belinda Humphrey has joined Odgers Berndtson as a principal in its life sciences & healthcare practice. She will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office. She joins ex-CTPartners colleagues Pamela Santos and Steven Payne, who joined the firm’s Boston and New York offices; 16-year search industry veteran John Hawkins; Tina Veen; nine-year CTPartners veteran Paul

Search Firm Tackles Tough Task of Filling Top Sales Posts

Major Executive Search has recruited Luc Comeau as vice president of sales for Levels Beyond in Denver. In his role, he will lead business development efforts for the company. Mr. Comeau brings over 25 years of experience in facilitating solutions for clients in the broadcast and media communities. He most recently served as senior business development manager at Dalet Digital Media Systems, where he

Acertitude Recruits HealthSCOPE Benefits COO

Executive search firm and talent consultancy Acertitude has placed Matt Gray as chief operating officer of HealthSCOPE Benefits, the Arkansas-based specialist in full-service claims administration and healthcare management services. In his new role, Mr. Gray will lead the company in providing the innovative service offerings and operational efficiencies critical to meeting the diverse and expanding healthcare program administration challenges

Options Group to Acquire Whitney Correlate

Global recruiting firm Options Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Whitney Correlate’s business, a capital markets search firm with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. Founded in 2009, Whitney Correlate is a specialist boutique that works with a select number of financial institutions, funds and MNC’s. The firm, which has offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, is also a partner

Korn Ferry Recruits Distilled Spirits Council CEO

Korn Ferry recruited Kraig R. Naasz as president and chief executive officer of the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), which represents America’s leading distillers. He succeeds Dr. Peter H. Cressy, who led the company for the past 16 years. Nels Olson, vice chairman and co-leader for board and CEO services at Korn Ferry, led the search. Mr. Naasz,

Recruiting for the Family Business … It’s All About Passion

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed John Sabol as president of Pinnacle Promotions, a family-owned promotional marketing agency. Dave Sobocinski, a founding partner of CarterBaldwin, headed the assignment. Mr. Sabol has more than 25 years of experience leading apparel, automotive, sporting goods and consumer products companies — ranging from early-stage startups to the Fortune 500. He will report to

Allegis Partners Adds HR Practice Managing Director

Former CTPartners recruiter Matthew Healey has joined global executive search firm Allegis Partners as a managing director in its human resources executive search and advisory practice. He will be based in the firm’s New York office and his responsibilities will include leading HR executive search engagements across industries within North America with an emphasis on CHRO, business partner and

Apollo Search Launches In Philadelphia

Jeremy Hare has launched Apollo Search Partners LLC to focus on recruiting accounting, finance, professional services, HR, and banking & administrative professionals. The firm will be based in Philadelphia. Prior to forming Apollo Search, Mr. Hare was managing director and ran the Philadelphia office of Ascendo Resources LLC, a recruitment firm focused on places accounting, finance, banking,

Heidrick & Struggles Acquires Leadership Consulting Boutique

Heidrick & Struggles has acquired Co Company, a London-based advisory boutique specializing in leadership services that accelerate organizational performance. The firm will be merged into Heidrick’s leadership consulting business. The all-cash deal terms include an initial payment of $10.6 million at closing and an earn-out structure designed to provide aggregate consideration totaling $15 million to $18 million if Co

Egon Zehnder Taps Chairman for FFA Amid ‘Fatally Flawed’ Search Process

Egon Zehnder has recruited Frank Lowy Jr. as chairman of Football Federation Australia (FFA). He succeeds his father, Frank Lowy, and joins the board along with former Socceroo and lawyer Daniel Moulis, investment banker Crispin Murray and Commonwealth Bank executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin. Mr. Lowy Sr. has come under fire in the mainstream media for his apparent

Spano Pratt Recruits Executive Director for Professional Dimensions

Spano Pratt Executive Search has placed Mary Bridges as executive director of Professional Dimensions, a Milwaukee-area professional women’s organization. Deborah Fugenschuh, a longtime Milwaukee non-profit leader, previously led the organization. Executive recruiter Jamie Pratt led the search assignment. Ms. Pratt, a firm co-founder, has cultivated and overseen the non-profit search practice of Spano Pratt for the past 10 years. She

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