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Intense Hunt is on for Global Diversity Chiefs

To meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society, many organizations have developed executive positions to guide their diversity agendas. Chief diversity officers have responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity. Duties may include affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, or the constituent needs of minorities, women and other social

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Russell Reynolds Associates Tapped to Find Leader for NCH Healthcare

Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find the new president and chief executive officer for the NCH Healthcare System in Naples, FL. Allen Weiss, the organization’s previous leader, resigned in January after a vote of no confidence by the system’s physicians. Phil Dutcher, chief operations officer, has been serving as interim CEO.

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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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Lantern Partners Launches Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, Names New Sector Leader

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Recently, Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Lantern Partners launched a new healthcare

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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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InterSearch China Opens New Office in Qingdao

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Recently, InterSearch China announced the opening of ZW HR Consulting’s new office in Qingdao.

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Robust Hiring Expected for Another Year

Economists foresee ongoing economic expansion for at least the next 12 months and companies expect to continue hiring, according to a business conditions survey released by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). All survey respondents said that they expect the U.S. economy, as measured by the change in inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP), to

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Myers McRae Chosen to Find Methodist University Provost

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is seeking a new provost for Methodist University. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president, are spearheading the assignment. The Fayetteville, NC university wants a provost who will be a partner in moving its academic offerings into the future, said Myers McRae. The new

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The Insight Group Recruits CEO for Millennium Services Group

After a comprehensive recruitment process, Sydney-headquartered executive search firm the Insight Group recently placed Darren Boyd as managing director and chief executive officer of Millennium Services Group Limited. He takes over from Millennium’s acting CEO, head of Millennium subsidiary Airlite Group Steve Willis, who was appointed following the departure of Millennium’s previous CEO, Craig Hanley. Millennium

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Savannah Group Partners with Psychometric Assessment Expert to Create New Tool

Drawing on insights from providing executive talent to over 1,000 businesses on short and long-term transformation projects, U.K.-headquartered executive search and interim management specialist Savannah Group has partnered with Alan Bourne of Sova, one of the leading innovators in the design of psychometric tools, to create a new psychometric assessment tool called the Pillars of Transformation.

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Royer Thomson Expands Organizational Performance and Leadership Transition Practice

Royer Thompson has expanded its organizational performance and leadership transition practice with the addition of veteran human resources leader Amanda Penney as senior director. Ms. Penney brings 15 years of human resources leadership to the firm, most recently as director of human resources with private sector company the Shaw Group during a time of business

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Finding the Right Leaders for Private Equity Companies

Some people like to compare a private equity investment to a marriage. Many steps are necessary in order to build a strong foundation and to be aligned for the future. PE investors and leaders strongly depend on one another to achieve returns and value within an agreed period of time. If the arrangement proves unsuccessful,

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TillmanPartners Recruits CIO for American Woodmark

Scottsdale, AZ-based search firm TillmanPartners has recruited Bill Waszak as chief information officer for NASDAQ-traded American Woodmark in Winchester, VA. “American Woodmark is a well-established industry leader with a strong company culture and a commitment to invest in technology and drive continued innovation in the business,” said Rob Tillman, CEO, who handled the search. “Bill

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Gail Nessel Colglazier Places Two Leaders for Cape Cod Museum of Art

New Hampshire-based executive search firm Gail Nessel Colglazier has helped to place two top leaders for the Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMoA) in Dennis, MA. The non-profit reportedly started seeking a lone executive director 16 months ago, but in the end opted for two leaders. Benton Jones becomes the non-profit’s director of arts and Susan

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EFL Associates Recruits Executive Director for WorldDenver

Denver-based search firm EFL Associates has placed Tiffani Lennon as the new executive director for WorldDenver, a non-profit community organization dedicated to understanding world affairs and cultures. She succeeds WorldDenver’s founder Karen de Bartolomé, who is retiring after having created the organization seven years ago. Daniel J. Cummings, the firm’s senior vice president and managing director led

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The Pi Group Rebrands to Perpetual

The Pi Group (Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition), a boutique recruitment and talent advisory firm for consumer brands, has rebranded. As Perpetual, the company reinforces its commitment to offering a full range of solutions clients require along the entire talent journey. “From talent acquisition to talent development to talent analytics, Perpetual is dedicated

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Win the War of Talent with Job Security Over Pay

Amid fast-paced innovation and global competitiveness, employees are facing more professional choices than ever. Attracting talented people to grow businesses remains extremely difficult for employers. Holding on to people proves to be an increasing challenge for organizations worldwide as well. Compensation continues to be regarded as very important, but it is also clear that if

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National Restaurant Association Turns to Spencer Stuart to Find CEO

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, restaurant, hotel and hospitality industry continue to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). Overall, the industry is estimated to generate an economic impact of $6.5

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Richard Wenstrup as the chief medical officer of Epic Sciences. “Dr. Wenstrup’s decades-long experience in oncology leadership and clinical work will add substantial value to Epic Sciences in developing exciting new diagnostic tests that advance the mission of precision medicine,” said Tara Kochis-Stach, president of Slone Partners. In his new role,

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Odgers Berndtson Adds to Boston Team

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Richard Pooley as a partner in its U.S. professional services, technology and CFO practices. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office. “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to the team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He has more than

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IMD International Search Announces New Board

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has elected a new board member and prolonged the mandate of two others at its annual general assembly in Paris. Simona Cremascoli, partner at Milan-based member firm Carter & Benson, joins the IMD board as director in charge of internal communication. “I am very satisfied with the long-lasting international

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Succession Plans Lacking in the C-Suite

Companies everywhere are concerned that when a CEO leaves there be candidates who can step in to lead the company. The plans for all those other seats around the executive table, however, are a little murky. Many organizations simply don’t have internal candidates who can step in to be chief financial officers, chief marketing officers

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Whitman College Picks Spelman Johnson to Find Athletics Leader

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been enlisted by Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA to find a new director of athletics and chair of sports studies, recreation and athletics. Dell D. Robinson, search associate with the firm’s athletic practice, and Anne-Marie Kenney, senior coordinator of search services, are leading the assignment. The director of athletics

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Kincannon & Reed Recruits CTO for Calyxt

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has recruited Travis Frey as the new chief technology officer of Calyxt, a healthy food ingredient company in Roseville, MN. Dr. Frey brings extensive knowledge in plant biology and biotechnology to a newly created position at the company. As CTO, he will be responsible for the research and development

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NGS Global Opens Office in Chicago

Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Chicago. Todd Wesson has joined the firm to lead the new office as managing partner. “I am delighted that Todd has joined NGS Global to not only head up our Chicago office, but to be a key leader of

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La Fosse Associates Launches Pro Bono Practice

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has launched a new pro bono practice to serve charities and not-for-profit organizations. The practice will place cybersecurity professionals into advisory positions at charities and non-profits that need advice and support, for free. “Care is a founding principle of La Fosse, which includes caring for others, not just our clients

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Why It Can be Lonely at the Top in Executive Search

Layers of complexity are baked into the process of every search for a new executive. From competing agendas, to strong personalities, to internal dynamics – no search is simple. “Specializing in executive search within the human capital industry means being the ultimate in relationship and trust building,” said Lisa Maxwell, founder and managing partner of

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Witt/Kieffer Assists Syracuse University in Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Search

With the assistance of recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer, Syracuse University has chosen Keith A. Alford to be the school’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Consultant Charlene Aguilar and associate Christine Pendleton led the assignment for the firm. Nearly 200 candidates expressed interest in the position, but the committee ultimately recommended the person who had been serving in an interim

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RM Nephew and Associates Places New CFO for InVivo Therapeutics

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has helped to place the new chief financial officer and treasurer for InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp., a Cambridge, MA-based research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company. Richard Christopher comes to the role from iCAD Inc. Leading the assignment was search firm partner Denise C. Amari. “Rich’s more than

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humanpredictions Secures $1.16 Million in Funding

humanpredictions, a machine learning technology company, has received a $1.16 million funding round led by Network Ventures with additional investment from Hyde Park Angels, SaaS Ventures and M25. The new capital is targeted to help humanpredictions further grow and invest in its team of engineers and data scientists. “Because of the competitive nature of tech,

U.K. Hiring Outlook Upbeat As Employers Look to Increase Staff

Following similar research based on U.S. companies and their upbeat hiring forecasts going into the last five months of 2015, businesses in the U.K. are also reporting improving confidence levels in their hiring plans. A full 74 percent of employers intend to take on permanent staff in the U.K. during the next three months, according

Odgers Berndtson Adds Life Sciences Specialist and Research Director In New York

Pamela Santos and Steven Payne have joined the Boston and New York offices of Odgers Berndtson from CTPartners. They join ex-CTPartners colleagues John Hawkins, Tina Veen, Paul Aldrich and Keith Macomber who are all recent additions to Odgers. Ms. Santos brings a specialization in healthcare and life sciences recruiting, while Mr. Payne will lead the research, knowledge management and

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for NYC Outward Bound

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Juan Taveras as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for NYC Outward Bound Schools. He will report to Outward Bound president Richard Stopol and will serve as a member of the executive team. In his new position, Mr. Taveras will be the human resource strategy leader responsible for developing and executing

Harris Search Taps Dean for University of Toledo College of Law

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has placed Dr. Benjamin Barros as the next dean of the University of Toledo College of Law. Dr. Barros was previously the associate dean of academic affairs at Widener University’s School of Law in Harrisburg, PA. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney at the law firm Latham & Watkins, LLP, and

InterSearch Worldwide Adds Member Firm in Malaysia

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has strengthened its presence in Southeast Asia with the addition of Malaysia-based Career Channel to its worldwide network of alliance firms. Member firm Piper Griffin, with operations in the Philippines and Indonesia, also joined the InterSearch network this year. Founded in 2006, Career Channel is an

Job Seeking Becomes Ongoing Career Management Activity

Seventy-one percent of people in the labor force are actively seeking or are open to a new job and 90 percent of people hired within the past year actively searched for work prior to being hired, according to Indeed’s Talent Attraction Study. The study, which polled more than 8,000 people, found that only 10 percent of

Korn Ferry to Recruit CIO for U.S. House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives has retained Korn Ferry to assist in its search for a new chief information officer to manage the chamber’s technical functions. The House CIO will be responsible for overseeing a more than 300-employee organization that performs operational, facilities management, networking, Web development, security and enterprise applications support services. Other duties include providing

Lochlin Partners Recruits AmeriCares Chief Marketing Officer

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Jed Selkowitz senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Stamford, Conn-based AmeriCares, the emergency response and global health organization. In his new role, Mr. Selkowitz will be charged with providing both strategic leadership and hands-on tactical execution of the organization’s brand marketing and communications efforts. He brings to AmeriCares nearly

IIC Partners Adds Dubai Search Firm as Member

IIC Partners has added Dubai-based executive recruiters Envision Partnership as its newest member firm, expanding the organization’s footprint in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). Envision Partnership becomes IIC Partners’ only partner firm located in the United Arab Emirates and sixth executive search firm accepted this year to full membership status. IIC Partners Executive currently has 53 affiliate

Monster Worldwide Posts Q2 Revenue Decline

Moster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $180 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, a decline of two percent from revenues of $194.4 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. Revenues from the company’s Careers – North America operations decreased five percent year-over-year while revenues from Careers – International increased three percent at

Are Companies Failing to Build Their Leadership Pipeline?

Despite effective leaders being the cornerstone of business success, leadership pipeline planning isn’t happening, research by U.K.-based global talent management provider Penna finds today. Conducted among 1,000 senior corporate professionals, Penna’s research found that the majority of respondents (63 percent) do not know if they have a leadership pipeline within their organization, or they don’t

Military Transition Recruiter Bradley-Morris Acquired by Thompson Street Capital

Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), a recruiting firm focused on the placement of military veterans, has been acquired by Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a middle market private equity firm based in St. Louis. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bradley-Morris, and its affiliates, was most recently a portfolio company of Pine Tree Equity Partners,

Heidrick & Struggles Leading CEO Search for Citrix Systems

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Citrix Systems Inc. to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Mark Templeton has decided to step down as president and CEO after serving in that position since 1998. “I can assure you I will be intensely focused on driving us forward until we identify the best person to take

Korn Ferry Adds CTPartners Digital Recruiting Specialist

Former CTPartners executive recruiter Debra Germaine has joined Korn Ferry as senior client partner in the firm’s technology and digital search practice. She will be based in KF’s Boston office and will work with clients in San Francisco. Ms. Germaine joins ex-CTPartners recruiters Laurie O’Shea, Paul Ciancarelli, John Davitt, Jeremy Zemen, Adam Prager, Sarah Lim, Florence

Waverly Partners to Recruit Midland Area Chamber CEO

The Midland Area Chamber of Commerce and Midland Tomorrow has retained executive search firm Waverly Partners to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer to lead both organizations. Eric Peterson, a managing director and principal in Waverly Partners’ Cleveland office, will spearhead the search. Mr. Peterson has served Fortune 1000 corporations,

DHR and Caldwell Partners Cease Acquisition Talks

David H. Hoffmann, chairman of Chicago-based DHR International, and his Canadian rival, G. Edmund King, chairman of Caldwell Partners International, spoke by phone yesterday — in what has been described as an “amicable conference call” — and agreed to cease further contact regarding an acquisition transaction by DHR. A temporary trading halt in Caldwell shares was

Virtual Reality: Workplace Shifts Into Millennial Overdrive

Eighty-eight percent of Millennials seek a consistent work/life balance and 57 percent said they will leave a job if they aren’t getting it, according to research released by Pinpoint Market Research and Anderson Jones PR. Respondents, who were born between 1980 and 2000, were also seen to “puddle-jump” jobs to increase their income opportunities. The survey found 39

RSR Partners Adds to Financial Services and Legal/Regulatory Practices

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has added Michael Fahey as principal in its financial services and legal & regulatory search practices. With more than 15 years of international experience leading legal, M&A, and business development strategy and execution, Mr. Fahey will serve as a senior advisor to the firm’s

Coleman Lew Heading Spartanburg Methodist President Search

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been selected by Spartanburg Methodist College (SMS) to lead its search for a new president. Ken Carrick, Coleman Lew president, and consultant Janet DeLoache are leading the assignment. Mr. Carrick has managed over 200 search engagements throughout his 28 years  in education, retail, manufacturing, the non-profit sector and government. Sitting

Phillips Oppenheim to Conduct AIA Executive Director Search

Phillips Oppenheim, an executive search firm dedicated to the non-profit sector, has been retained by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Center for Architecture to lead its search for a new executive director to lead both organizations. AIANY has formed a seven-person search committee along with Phillips Oppenheim to conduct a national search. Following

Progress Accelerating for Women In the Boardroom

Research released by Heidrick & Struggles found accelerating progress for women in boardrooms within the Fortune 500. Of the 339 new directors appointed in Fortune 500 boardrooms in 2014, 99 were women, representing 29.2 percent of the total. That compares with 25.9 percent in 2013 and 22.8 percent in 2012. The Heidrick & Struggles Board Monitor projects that women

Witt/Kieffer Heading CEO Search for International Assn. of Fairs

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Heading the assignment are Jennifer Biehn, a consultant in Witt/Kieffer’s not-for-profit practice, and Gregory R. Santore, principal and sports leadership practice leader. IAFE CEO Jim Tucker announced his retirement after 15 years at the helm. In

Three Former CTPartners Recruiters Join Kingsley Gate Partners

Three top recruiters from New York-based CTPartners have joined executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners. Buster Houchins, Umesh Ramakrishnan, and Raj Kapoor join fellow former CTPartners veteran Adam P. Kohn, who joined Kingsley Gate Partners in recent weeks. Mr. Houchins was vice chairman and a member of the executive committee of CTPartners and he brings an executive operating background from General Electric, ADAC Laboratories, Acuson

Bridge Partners Recruits Chattanooga Foundation President

New York headquartered executive search firm Bridge Partners, LLC has placed Maeghan Jones as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC). Ms. Jones, who has been serving as president of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, will succeed retiring President Pete Cooper. She previously served in numerous non-profit management positions, including director of a statewide program for homeless and runaway

NPAworldwide Adds Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment NPAworldwide has added nine new members across the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis.   Among the new members: 7th Avenue Partners is a New York-based search firm focusing on the financial

Looking for Job Security? Hiring Trends Point to Expanding Workforce

Solid hiring prospects coupled with minimal risk of job loss will extend into the third quarter, according to the Bloomberg BNA survey on hiring projections and job security trends. Reductions in workforces are expected to be rare in the third quarter with almost none of the surveyed HR executives expecting to eliminate positions. Job opportunities for technical

Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Insurance Practice

Former CTPartners executive recruiter Laurie O’Shea has joined Korn Ferry as co-head of its global insurance practice. She will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Ms. O’Shea joins a number of ex-CTPartners vice chairman colleagues now calling Korn Ferry home, including Barry Bregman, Ron Porter, Joe McCabe and Michael DeSimone. They join former CTPartners recruiters Paul

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Penn Virginia Corporation

Energy producer Penn Virginia Corporation has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. H. Baird Whitehead has informed the board of directors of his plan to retire as president and CEO after more than 14 years of service, including four years in his current position. Spencer Stuart will work with and advise the board’s newly formed

DHR to Recruit CEO for Myers Industries

DHR International has been selected by Akron, OH-based Myers Industries Inc. to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current president and CEO, John C. Orr, has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. He will remain on the company’s board until the 2016 annual meeting. “The announcement today guarantees

Robert Half Posts Nine Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted second quarter 2015 revenues of $1.27 billion, an increase of nine percent from revenues of $1.16 billion in the second quarter of 2014. Growth rates remained the strongest in the U.S. and also improved internationally on a currency-adjusted basis. Second quarter results were primarily driven by broad-based revenue gains and higher service

Heidrick Posts 23% Decline in Europe; Culture Shaping Business Weakens

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $133 million in the second quarter, down 2.2 percent from $136.1 million in the 2014 second quarter. Excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations which negatively impacted results by $6.9 million, or five percent, consolidated net revenue increased $3.8 million or 2.8 percent. The decline was driven by a 22.8 percent

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