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11 Key Strategies for Seeking a New Job During a Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, people are stressed, confused, worried, perplexed and in various stages of emotional overload while the daily influx of troubling news continues.

Crisis Management: Leading in Times of Great Uncertainty

The COVID-19 outbreak is making its way through the business world and costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue.

Unemployment Claims Surge as COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Deepens

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million.

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Pandemic Crisis Leads Saenger Associates to Cut Recruiting Cycle Time to 30 Days

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, executive search experts at Saenger Associates have created a special program for clients who have an immediate need to fill executive or senior management positions. The firm’s new “Virtual Fast-Tracked 30-Day Retained Executive Search” offer, which is focused on the aerospace & defense and industrial products industries, essentially

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James & Co. Recruits Worldwide ERC Chief Executive

New York City-based executive search firm James & Co. has assisted in the placement of Lynn Shotwell as the new president and chief executive officer of Worldwide ERC, a trade association for talent management and global mobility knowledge and innovation. “The leadership team, board of directors and I are thrilled to work with an executive

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Pandemic Crisis Leads Saenger Associates to Cut Recruiting Cycle Time to 30 Days

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, executive search experts at Saenger Associates have created a special program for clients who have an immediate need to fill executive or senior management positions. The firm’s new “Virtual Fast-Tracked 30-Day Retained Executive Search” offer, which is focused on the aerospace & defense and industrial products industries, essentially

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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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James & Co. Recruits Worldwide ERC Chief Executive

New York City-based executive search firm James & Co. has assisted in the placement of Lynn Shotwell as the new president and chief executive officer of Worldwide ERC, a trade association for talent management and global mobility knowledge and innovation. “The leadership team, board of directors and I are thrilled to work with an executive

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Momenta Partners Appoints Start-Up Advisory Practice Leader

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has expanded with the addition of Blaine Mathieu as partner in advising and leader of its start-up advisory practice. Momenta Partners was founded as digital industry growth partners, investing in, advising and placing executive-level talent for leading and emerging companies focused on the digitization and transformation of industry. With the addition

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Managing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing worldwide public health concerns and widespread disruptions across the global economy, including for businesses and schools. It has caused society to put a pause on public gatherings, sporting events, the arts, restaurants and nightlife, which otherwise would have provided relief during difficult times. As the crisis unfolded last week, the

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N2Growth Adjusts Search Fees to Help Clients During Pandemic Crisis

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, will be deferring 50 percent of all search fees for new engagements until after the COVID-19 pandemic has been contained. “This is a rather unprecedented time, and it’s during times like this that we need to come together and find opportunities to serve each other,” said

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Koblentz Group Tapped to Find CEO for St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia

The Koblentz Group has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia (SVdP Georgia), an Atlanta area social service group. The organization’s current CEO, John Berry, will retire in September after 13 years in the role. Partner Jeffrey Neppl is leading the assignment for the executive recruitment

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Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for BJC HealthCare 

With the coronavirus crisis upon us, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, “They must keep employees healthy; maintain their morale;

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Development Guild DDI Recruits Chief Development Officer for Greenpeace

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has placed Tricia Hart as chief development officer for the environmental group Greenpeace. Managing director Sherry Ettleson led the assignment. Ms. Hart most recently served as national director of marketing and engagement at Amnesty International USA, where she expanded direct mail and digital giving programs

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ZRG Partners Appoints Retail Practice Global Leader

ZRG Partners has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Brian Meany as managing partner and global head of its retail practice. He will be based in the firm’s New York City office. Mr. Meany has spent the past 25 years as managing director for Herbert Mines Associates, where he executed C-suite searches across the retail, fashion, wholesale

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Unemployment Claims Surge as COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Deepens

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million, an increase of 3,001,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Consensus expectations were for 1.64 million claims. The previous record was 695,000 claims filed the week ended October 2, 1982. Initial jobless claims

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Parker Executive Search Finds Next President for the University of Wyoming

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has assisted the University of Wyoming in the recruitment Edward Seidel as the school’s 28th president. The board of trustees announced last year that it would not be renewing the contract of Laurie Nichols, who was hired in 2016. Laura Wilder, the search firm’s president, is leading the assignment along with vice president of

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Heidrick & Struggles Announces 45 Promotions

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the executive ladder within their respective firms. Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has promoted 23 partners and 22 principals in its search and consulting businesses globally. “Our newly promoted consultants have proven their ability to deliver exceptional client service, drive strong business growth

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Isaacson, Miller Assists University of Maryland and Xavier University to Find New Leaders

Isaacson, Miller recently assisted in the placement of Darryll J. Pines as the 34th president of the University of Maryland. Meanwhile the search firm was also called in by Xavier University to find its next president. John Muckle, Gale Merseth and Vijay Saraswat led the search for Maryland while Jackie Mildner, Leslie McCarthy, and Jenna Sattar

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New Heritage Capital Invests in DeWinter Group

Today, the private equity sector is the chief growth driver for executive search firms. PE firms are rapidly expanding their portfolio companies and along that pathway they need top talent more than ever before. In short, private equity firms are hungry for top level C-suite talent as their portfolio companies go through an explosive gritty

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Lansdowne Executive Search Seeking Leader for Housing Alliance

Dublin, Ireland-based Lansdowne Executive Search has been enlisted to find the executive director for the Housing Alliance, a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest approved housing bodies (AHBs). Partner Sean McDonagh is leading the assignment. Reporting to the Housing Alliance chair, the executive director will be expected to take a hands-on role in establishing the

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Mastering the Online Interview has Just Taken on New Importance

Online interviews could be the new normal — not just because of the coronavirus crisis but because companies are realizing meaningful cost savings. That is leading to more broad acceptance of the practice. Carol Hartman of Hartman Group Consulting offers ways to master your next online interview. “Conducting interviews as a hiring manager or candidate from your

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Diversified Search Recruits President and CEO for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Following an extensive nationwide search, Diversified Search has placed Jim Gerlach as the new president and chief executive officer of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) in Reading, PA. He replaces Randy Peers who resigned last July to pursue other interests. “Jim’s history of public service, high integrity and ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies

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MitchelLake Expands in the U.S.

Sydney-headquartered executive search firm MitchelLake Group has expanded in the U.S. with the addition of Quang Pham as a senior associate. Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Pham will be responsible for helping the U.S. team to drive search execution and business growth over the next 12 months and beyond. “The U.S. executive search division has been

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11 Key Strategies for Seeking a New Job During a Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, people are stressed, confused, worried, perplexed and in various stages of emotional overload while the daily influx of troubling news continues. If you are unemployed and looking for full-time employment, you are having the challenge of your business life right now. A new report by Russ Riendeau, senior partner and chief

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UCLA Taps WittKieffer for Director of Intercollegiate Athletics 

Jeff Compher, Zach Smith and Kim Brettschneider of executive search firm WittKieffer are currently assisting the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in a national search for a new director of intercollegiate athletics. “UCLA seeks an experienced, creative, inspiring and entrepreneurial leader with unwavering integrity, a strong work ethic and a commitment to transparency and collaboration with the broadest range of campus stakeholders

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Frederickson Partners Strengthens HR Recruiting Staff

Frederickson Partners, an executive search firm that recruits high impact human resources and people leaders for innovative, high-growth and transformational companies, has added recruiting veteran Katie Traines as an HR and people executive search partner to be based in Chicago. “We are beyond excited for Katie to join the Frederickson team,” said Brian Brinkley, chief growth officer of Frederickson Partners. “Katie

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Women in Canada Lagging Male Counterparts in the C-Suite

In many respects the past few years have represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals from the worlds of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal

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Klein Hersh International Recruits CEO for Locana

Executive recruitment firm Klein Hersh International has placed James Burns as the new chief executive officer for San Diego, CA-based Locana Inc., a leading RNA-targeting gene therapy company. Dr. Burns had been serving as CEO for biotechnology company Casebia Therapeutics, where he led the team in discovering and developing new CRISPR/Cas9-based breakthrough therapeutics to treat

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R. William Funk & Associates Called in by Central Washington University

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been selected by Central Washington University’s board of trustees to lead in its search for a new president. James L. Gaudino, who has served in that role since 2009, announced in late February that he will step down from his post

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AI Hiring Platform Mya Systems Raises $18.75 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, Mya Systems, a conversational AI platform for hiring teams, announced that it has secured $18.75 million in Series C funding. The funding was led by Notion Capital with participation from earlier investors, Emergence Capital and Foundation Capital as well

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Raines International Opens Office in Chicago

New York-based Raines International has opened a new office in Chicago. Bryan Burg, who joined Raines as senior vice president in 2019 to expand the firm’s industrial practice, will oversee the new office. CEO Dan Smith said the firm is committed to expanding business both in the industrials sector as well as in the Midwest. “We have done

Pandemic Crisis Leads Saenger Associates to Cut Recruiting Cycle Time to 30 Days

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, executive search experts at Saenger Associates have created a special program for clients who have an immediate need to fill executive or senior management positions. The firm’s new “Virtual Fast-Tracked 30-Day Retained Executive Search” offer, which is focused on the aerospace & defense and industrial products industries, essentially

Sterling Martin Recruits CEO for American Pharmacists Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed Scott J. Knoer as the new executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He succeeds Thomas Menighan, who recently announced his retirement. He will take over on July 1. The assignment

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for CENTOGENE      

With the integration of technology into all facets of everyday life, the life sciences and healthcare industry is hardly alone in facing technology-related issues. These take on increased importance when they impact health, disease diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, human longevity. Having the right leaders in place to sort through these complex challenges, say recruiters serving

Sheffield Haworth Partners with IT Specialist Nasstar

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has partnered with recruitment IT specialist Nasstar. Through the alliance, Nasstar will provide global support for Sheffield Haworth’s 11 international offices and is also working with the firm to enhance existing systems in order to support its growth ambitions. Nasstar will deliver 24/7 global support to the firm as

Caldwell Recruits CFO for the American Cancer Society

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies, especially private equity-backed and healthcare outfits. Just recently, Rich Perkey and Gina Barge of Toronto-headquartered Caldwell recruited former Geller &

Russell Reynolds Associates Tapped by HanesBrands for CEO Search

HanesBrands has started a comprehensive search process to identify the company’s next CEO with the assistance of Russell Reynolds Associates. Gerald W. Evans Jr. has notified the company’s board of directors of his decision to retire at the end of the current fiscal year, which ends Jan. 2, 2021. “After more than three and a half decades

De Forest Search Recruits Global Head of Consumer Products at Riot Games

Manhattan Beach, CA-based De Forest Search has recruited Ron Johnson as the new global head of consumer products at Riot Games. Executive recruiters Cheryl Wright and Suzan Rude led the assignment. “Ron brings outstanding expertise and passion for building franchises and we are thrilled to welcome him to Riot,” Jarred Kennedy, global head, IP Businesses

Bay Street Advisors Names Diversity Pioneer as Head of Asset Management Practice

Executive recruitment firm Bay Street Advisors has named Patricia Muller as partner and head of the firm’s asset management practice. Ms. Muller is a well-known pioneer in diversity efforts across the industry. She will lead diversity strategy and planning efforts at Bay Street and serve on the firm’s executive committee. Ms. Muller brings more than

DHR International Adds Managing Partner to Focus on Corporate Affairs

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has expanded with the addition of John Hesse as managing partner focusing in corporate affairs. DHR said that the practice will “focus on identifying skilled communications professionals who anticipate challenges and employ smart, strategic plans to advance the mission of clients by communicating with, engaging, influencing and managing external audiences.” Mr. Hesse is

Is the Person You Know the Best Person for the Job?

We’ve all heard someone say, “I’ve got the perfect person for this job.” You’re probably thinking, “Great. That makes my life easier.” But what if the recommender is biased? What if there’s a much better candidate out there? What if the person being referred is the best candidate? A new report by Paul Manning of The Bowdoin Group

Spencer Stuart Recruits President for Bryant University

After an extensive national search, Spencer Stuart has placed Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, as the eighth president of 157-year-old Bryant University in Rhode Island. He will succeed Ronald K. Machtley, who has held the job since 1996. Dr. Gittell’s tenure at Bryant begins in July. “We are thrilled to find a leader like

O’Neill Consulting Recruits President for Rip Van Wafels

Wakefield, RI-based O’Neill Consulting has placed James Low as the new president for Rip Van Wafels, which makes popular snack wafels. Managing partner Kevin O’Neill and partner Doug Rosen led the assignment, working closely with company co-founders and co-CEOs Rip Pruisken and Marco De Leon. “Jim is a great commercial leader who shares Rip Van’s

Beacon Hill Legal Opens New Office in Nashville

Beacon Hill Legal has opened a new office in Nashville, TN to better serve its clients in the region. With this addition, the legal division now operates in 17 Beacon Hill locations, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Richmond, VA, San Francisco, and Washington,

IIC Partners Adds New Member in Norway

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has expanded with the addition of Visindi as a new member. This becomes the 24th IIC Partners office in Europe. Visindi was founded in 2004 by Jenny Homme, Heidi Wiggen and Magne Amundsen, and immediately experienced rapid growth. Every year since 2015, Visindi has been rated the biggest executive search firm in

Crisis Management: Leading in Times of Great Uncertainty

The COVID-19 outbreak is making its way through the business world and costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. Goldman Sachs estimates that economic growth around the world will be zero in 2020 thanks to the virus. Even that seems grossly underestimated. But the coronavirus is causing far more than just financial damage. Leaders

Koya Leadership Partners Seeks Chief Diversity Officer for Natural Resources Defense Council

Koya Leadership Partners, which recruits leaders for the non-profit sector, has been chosen by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to find a chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. Leading the assignment are founding partner and executive vice president Molly Brennan and consultant Shelby Woods. “NRDC is currently seeking an exceptional chief diversity, equity and

The Lancer Group Assists Infomedia in President Search

The Lancer Group, established in 1998, serves private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations in their talent acquisition needs. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. With that background, the firm has provided strategic counsel

ZRG Partners Names Global Head of Fintech

ZRG Partners has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Abe Doctor as managing director and global head of the fintech practice. Mr. Doctor joins ZRG from TritonExec where he served as managing partner and head of North America, driving double-digit annual growth in the region. Previously, he was with Korn Ferry as a leader

AIMS International Appoints Global Automotive & Mobility Practice Leader

Executive search consortium AIMS International has named Olivier Legrand as its new global automotive and mobility practice leader. After six years of driving the global automotive and mobility practice, Alexander Müller has decided to step down from his global role. “I am proud of the successes we have had with the team over the last years, establishing AIMS International as a

Working Virtually Keeps Everyone Safe and Productive

Staying at home may be the best way to stay safe in these early days of the global coronavirus crisis, but it also happens to be the best way to get the most done at work. That is according to a new Korn Ferry survey of professionals regarding working virtually. The vast majority of respondents

Odgers Berndtson Names Board Services Practice Leader

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Clarke Havener as vice chairman, head of board services, and as a member of the firm’s aerospace, defense and national security sector. “We’re thrilled to have someone with Clarke’s extensive executive search and board experience join Odgers Berndtson and to lead our board services practice,” said Steve Potter, CEO of U.S. Odgers

The Christopher Group Selected by Terumo BCT to Fill Top HR Post

The Christopher Group (TCG) has been retained by Terumo BCT to lead its search for a senior vice president of human resources. The assignment is being led by managing director Nathaniel Schiffer, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “Terumo BCT provides the opportunity to fundamentally improve healthcare,” said Mr. Schiffer. “They are primed for growth in

CohenTaylor Executive Search Seeks CEO for Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Minneapolis-based CohenTaylor Executive Search has been enlisted to help find a chief executive officer for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF). The Minneapolis-based non-profit wants a dynamic and visionary CEO to guide the organization through its continued growth trajectory, said CohenTaylor Excutive Search. Reporting to the board of directors, the leader will be expected to provide

4c Executive Search Launches New Service Offering

Belfast-based 4c Executive Search has launched 7twenty Professional Search in response to a gap in the market for a dedicated service specializing in the recruitment of middle management roles within core business services, such as HR, finance and marketing. Managing director Gordon Carson said the investment followed “significant and increasing demand” from 4c Executive’s portfolio of clients.

Recruiting Senior Executives for the Federal Government

Executive recruitment for the federal government is not exactly the same as finding talent for the corporate world. One of the main differences, according to recruiters, is the application process and the time it takes to fill positions. Candidates must apply through the USAJOBS website, which can often be confusing and a challenge to navigate.

CarterBaldwin Completes Two Top Searches for Christian Organizations

CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Vicki VannBerstein as the new chief executive officer of America’s Christian Credit Union (ACCU) and Debra A. Schwinn as the ninth president of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Founding partner Price Harding led both assignments and Chris Hornsby assisted in the Palm Beach Atlantic University search. “Calling” is a word that is often-used in the faith-based

B.E. Smith Recruits CEO for Estes Park Health

B.E. Smith, a healthcare-focused executive search firm, has placed Vern Carda as next chief executive officer for Estes Park Health, a medical center in Estes Park, CO. He will start his new role on March 23. Larry Leaming recently retired from the organization’s top role. Mick Ruel, vice president of executive search, led the assignment.

Stanton Chase Names Aerospace and Defense Practice Leader in Dubai

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Fadi Sbaiti as partner and leader for the firm’s aerospace and defense team in Dubai. “Fadi brings with him a strong military background and long expertise in aerospace, defense, security and data management sectors, which will support the rise in demand of these competencies in leadership positions for

Jensen Partners Names Infrastructure Investments Practice Leader

New York City-based Jensen Partners has appointed George Lewis as the leader of its infrastructure investments practice and managing director in the firm’s London office. “George is a well-known player in our industry and be brings with him an unmatched level of specialist knowledge about global infrastructure investing and private placements,” said Sasha Jensen, founder and CEO of

Korn Ferry Posts 8.6 Revenue Increase, Suspends Fiscal Q4 Guidance Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal third quarter revenues of $515.3 million, up 8.6 percent from last year. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded net income of $20 million, or $0.36 and $0.75 per share and adjusted diluted earnings per share, respectively. During the third quarter, Korn

DHR International Lands Athletics Director for Georgia Southern University

Executive recruitment firm DHR International has placed Jared Benko as the new director of athletics at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Mr. Benko has more than a decade of progressive leadership experience in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). For the past four years, he has been deputy director of athletics/chief financial officer at Mississippi State

Kincannon & Reed Assisted the Illinois Soybean Association in CEO Search

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has assisted the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) in the recruitment of John Lumpe as its new chief executive officer. He was selected from a deep pool of qualified candidates seeking the position. Managing director Carolyn Schubert led the assignment. “John Lumpe will be a tremendous asset to the

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