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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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accelHRate Assists Venture Global LNG in CFO Search

HR executive search and management consulting firm accelHRate has placed Jack Thayer as the new CFO of Venture Global LNG Inc. “We are delighted to welcome Jack to our experienced leadership team,” co-chief executive officers Bob Pender and Mike Sabel jointly stated. “He has an outstanding record of accomplishment as chief financial officer at two

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Caldwell Fills Key Posts for PE-Backed Episerver and Tricentis

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top level talent, including chief people officers who are becoming central to organizations grappling with the human resource impact of COVID-19. Meanwhile, as businesses become more complex as a result of the ongoing pandemic, marketing activities are

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Another 1.3 Million Americans File for Jobless Claims

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.3 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 15th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had been expecting 1.38 million claims. The latest numbers reflect

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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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Sheffield Haworth Adds Managing Director to Consulting, Technology & Services Practice; Expands to West Coast 

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has named Sam Wallace as a managing director to the firm’s consulting, technology and services (CTS) practice. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Wallace will be responsible for leading and growing the practice across the Americas. Ms. Wallace has an extensive track record focusing on senior hires for technology

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accelHRate Assists Venture Global LNG in CFO Search

HR executive search and management consulting firm accelHRate has placed Jack Thayer as the new CFO of Venture Global LNG Inc. “We are delighted to welcome Jack to our experienced leadership team,” co-chief executive officers Bob Pender and Mike Sabel jointly stated. “He has an outstanding record of accomplishment as chief financial officer at two

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Caldwell Fills Key Posts for PE-Backed Episerver and Tricentis

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top level talent, including chief people officers who are becoming central to organizations grappling with the human resource impact of COVID-19. Meanwhile, as businesses become more complex as a result of the ongoing pandemic, marketing activities are

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DiMarchi Partners Places CEO at Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Grand Junction / Boulder, CO-based DiMarchi Partners has recruited Brian McGuire as the new CEO of Rudi’s Organic Bakery, a producer of certified organic bread. “All vetting, interviewing and evaluation were done remotely through ZOOM, SKYPE and other formats,” said Paul DiMarchi, founder and president of the firm. “This shows a leap of faith by all parties, as well as how efficiently critical

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Raines International Expands Asset Management Practice 

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Engy Lamour as senior vice president of its asset management practice. Based in New York City, Mr. Lamour has more than 10 years of experience in the asset management and alternative investments industry and is recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise and vast executive network. As a member

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When is the Right Time to Change Jobs?

Leaving a job is stressful under any circumstances. It is hard enough to do when times are normal. And 2020 is hardly normal. Everything is in ­flux, and even more challenging, those changes are largely happening remotely, this according to a new report authored by Richard Stein, chief growth officer at Options Group. “It’s good to remember, therefore,

Bishop & Company Seeking CEO for Hawaii Tourism Authority

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has contracted with Honolulu-based executive search firm Bishop & Company to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The assignment is being spearheaded by Erinn N. Tomlinson, the search firm’s director of executive recruitment. The organization’s current leader, Chris Tatum, announced last month that he would be

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The Mom Project Announces $25 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, The Mom Project, a talent marketplace, closed a $25 million series B funding round, bringing total funding at the Chicago-based company to $36 million. The Mom Project aims to connect women, including mothers, with employment opportunities. Its platform has amassed

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Cejka Search Assists Iowa Clinic in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Ben Vallier as the new CEO of the Iowa Clinic. He succeeds Ed Brown, who helped found the clinic in 1994 and led the organization for more than 25 years before announcing his plans to step down from the top job last September. The assignment was led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president

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Hanold Associates Launches Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice

Hanold Associates has launched a global diversity, equity and inclusion practice and named Keri Gavin as practice leader. As one of the nation’s top C-suite HR leadership providers, the search firm has led dozens of critical chief diversity and inclusion officer searches for clients such Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, MGM Resorts International, Major League Baseball,

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Diversified Search Assists DairyAmerica in CEO Search 

Julie Kanak of Diversified Search has recently assisted Fresno, CA-headquartered DairyAmerica in the recruitment of Patricia Smith as its new president and CEO. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served in a number of senior leadership capacities over the past 20 years in the dairy processing and food ingredient industry. “DairyAmerica sits at the forefront of one of the

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Korn Ferry Posts Flat Year-End Revenues; Q4 Down 10.2 Percent 

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2020 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, flat from a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $490.8 million, a decline of 10.2 percent. The firm reported restricting charges of $40.5 million in its fourth quarter. Net income

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ZRG Recruits President for AccelerātUM

ZRG has recruited Brett Feddersen as the president of AccelerātUM, a new entity founded by the former head of the FAA and industry colleagues to advance the unmanned air mobility industry. Managing directors Samantha Foster and Craig Sabina led the assignment. “ZRG managing directors Craig Sabina and Samantha Foster were instrumental in Brett’s recruitment,” AccelerātUM

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Versique Search and Consulting Names CFO

Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has promoted Erik Fortier to chief financial officer. In this role, he will oversee the company’s finance operations as well as HR, IT and office administration functions, and will focus on maintaining Versique’s continued growth and helping to drive its strategic initiatives. “Erik has brought a whole new level

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.1 Percent; Another 1.4 Million Jobless Claims Filed

Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and

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Higher Education Leadership Recruits Business Dean for Arkansas Tech University

Following a nationwide search, C. Wayne Alderman and Alan Medders of Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search have completed the search for the new dean of the college of business for Arkansas Tech University (ATU). K. Russell Jones will start in his new role with the university on Monday. “Dr. Jones is an experienced academician and administrator who is

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20/20 Foresight Strengthens Search Staff

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who will work from the firm’s Chicago office, brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in placing senior leaders across all functions to his new role. He will serve as 20/20 Foresight’s functional expert in the CFO

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How to Retain Executive Mothers During and After COVID-19

In January 2020, women constituted more than 50 percent of the American workforce. Six months and 15 million jobs later, this may not be the case, according to a new report by Odgers Berndtson and co-authored by Catherine Bass Black and Lisa DeConto. “It’s been widely recognized that women in the United States are being disproportionately affected

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McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for NEXT for AUTISM 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed former American Montessori Society executive Timothy Purnell as the new CEO for NEXT for AUTISM. Chris Bull, managing partner and co-founder of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Purnell has a proven track record as an innovative leader, strategic planner and inspiring educator. He transitioned

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Hightech Partners Adds Technology, Digital Executive

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has expanded with the addition of Jean-Christophe Legrand, a senior executive in technology and digital, to help develop the firm’s international business. His appointment strengthens HTP’s strategy as a global leader in the field of digital executive-level recruitment, but also as advisor to clients on the talent aspects of digital

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Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Business Officer for the Detroit Pistons

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has assisted the Detroit Pistons in the recruitment of former Roc Nation executive Mike Zavodsky as its new chief business officer. The role is a new position for the professional basketball organization. Mr. Zavodsky begins work with the NBA team on Wednesday. He will report to Pistons vice chair Arn Tellem.

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Focus Search Partners Creates Interim Executive Services Practice 

Top experts in talent management and leadership recruitment agree that filling an interim leadership position can be a significant opportunity for an organization. Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, recently launched an interim executive services practice to leverage the firm’s 20-year history. The firm tapped C-suite talent veteran Monica Foster to lead the

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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Russia

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has strengthened its global presence adding VIPJOBS LLC as a new member firm in Russia. The organization says that Russia is a market with significant talent and strong demand for leadership capabilities. “With IRC Russia, our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,”

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Leading Through & Beyond COVID-19; Best Practices for an Unprecedented Time

Leaders may automatically default to the bottom line and focus on the financial damage that COVID-19 is causing—and for good reason. But many employees place greater emphasis and importance on the support they are receiving from leadership, according to a new report from Robinson Resource Group. “People need to know that even though their leader is

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The Christopher Group Places CHRO for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Christopher Group has placed Michelle Jones as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The search was completed by founder and CEO Tom Christopher, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “Partnering with TCG and Jeff specifically was absolutely fantastic,” said Ms. Jones. “COVID-19 hit during the process and

Caldwell Fills Key Posts for PE-Backed Episerver and Tricentis

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top level talent, including chief people officers who are becoming central to organizations grappling with the human resource impact of COVID-19. Meanwhile, as businesses become more complex as a result of the ongoing pandemic, marketing activities are

SGA Talent Unveils New Recruiting Solutions Options

Amsterdam, NY-headquartered executive search firm SGA Talent has introduced two new recruitment research and recruiting solutions designed to bring increased agility, cost-efficiency and scalability for corporations needing talent quickly. The newly added ‘recruiting on-demand express’ and ‘research on-demand express’ solutions provide hiring managers, human resources professionals and talent acquisition leaders additional options beyond traditional recruiting

Another 1.5 Million Americans File for Unemployment

Despite the U.S. adding a record amount of jobs last month, the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.5 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected the Labor Department to report 1.6 million initial claims. The latest numbers reflect the persistent strain on the economy caused

Miller Black Associates Recruits CHRO for ACA Compliance Group

New York City-based executive search Miller Black Associates has placed Carrie Yonenson as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) of ACA Compliance Group (ACA). She will be based in ACA’s Silver Spring, MD office. Ms. Yonenson has over 14 years of experience in human resources and employment law. She joins the company from Atos

Grace Blue Partnership Launches Platform for Talent Displaced by COVID-19

London-based executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has launched TRANSITION, a complimentary online platform providing a place for displaced talent to find practical and inspirational content, a network of industry peers and access potential job opportunities. The move comes as COVID-19 continues to create disruption globally within the advertising, media and marketing industries, among many others, resulting in large

Hiring Intentions to Spike by Year End

U.S. employers are expecting a significant decline in hiring intentions for the third quarter of 2020, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released by ManpowerGroup. Hiring plans in wholesale and retail trade and construction showed the steepest declines from the previous quarter reflecting the impact of safer-at-home / shelter-in-force orders across the country. In contrast,

Greenwood / Asher & Associates Recruits Eighth President for George Mason University

Greenwood /Asher & Associates, a Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm, has placed Dr. Gregory Washington as the eighth president of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He will join the university on July 1, 2020. Jan Greenwood, partner and president, led the assignment along with Julie Holley, senior executive search consultant. “When the board set

Sheffield Haworth Appoints Talent Development and Advisory Services Practice Leader

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has expanded with the addition of Tim McEwan as managing director and leader of talent development and advisory services practice. “We are delighted that Tim has agreed to join Sheffield Haworth and we look forward to expanding our talent development and advisory services as an integrated offering to our

The Strategy Group Assists Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich in CEO Search 

Darien, Conn-based executive search firm The Strategy Group has assisted Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) in the selection of Cristina Vittoria as its new CEO. She currently serves as the organization’s vice president of development. She will succeed Bobby Walker Jr. who announced earlier this year that that he had accepted a position at Greenwich

Lochlin Partners Assists SOME with CEO Search

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has assisted SOME (So Others Might Eat), a charity that serves the poor in Washington, D.C., in placing Ralph F. Boyd as the non-profit’s new president and CEO. After 42 years as SOME’s first president, the Rev. John Adams will continue to serve in an emeritus role, supporting fundraising and advising the

Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Office in Sweden

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has established a footing in Sweden. Frisenberg J. & Associates, Kennedy’s partner office in Monaco is opening a second office in Gothenburg, marking the 20th partner destination for the global network of privately-owned recruiting firms. Frisenberg J. & Associates is headed by Kennedy’s current president, Swedish born Caroline

How C-Level Managers Are Looking for Jobs

COVID-19 took everyone by surprise, wreaking havoc not only in terms of health, but also in terms of work. Only a few months back, business leaders were making strategic decisions about their company’s development and outlined competencies to be filled in recruitment processes. Today, in many industries, strategic decisions are still being made, but they

The Christopher Group Names CHRO

Former Asurint executive Pamela Noble has joined The Christopher Group (TCG) leadership team as chief human resources officer (CHRO) and managing partner. She brings over 25 years of comprehensive human resources leadership to the firm. “Pam brings a global, diverse and very progressive HR perspective to TCG,” said founder and CEO Tom Christopher. “She is passionate about building world-class

Arts Consulting Group Recruits CEO for Association of Performing Arts Professionals

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Lisa Richards Toney as president and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), the national service, advocacy and membership organization for the performing arts presenting, booking and touring field. She will begin her tenure on July 1. “The APAP board and staff are delighted to

Positive Jobs Report Shows Upturn in Employment

Employment surprisingly rose by 2.5 million last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. Nearly 42

McCormack+Kristel Seeks CFO for The Midnight Mission

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Recently, non–profit and philanthropic organization-focused search firm McCormack+Kristel was retained by The Midnight Mission (TMM), a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider, to lead its search for a new CFO.   The CFO provides executive financial leadership and direction to maintain the

Agilium Worldwide Adds New Member Firm in Sweden

Global executive search consortium Agilium Worldwide has added Creative Search AB in Stockholm, Sweden as its newest member firm. Creative Search AB has been in the executive search and leadership assessment market since 1998. The firm recruits C-level professionals and senior managers in virtually all key markets. The team utilizes their experience and consulting capabilities to ensure solid

As States Begin to Reopen, Another 1.9 Million Americans File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 1.9 million Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. This reflects the persistent strain on the economy even as many others came off the jobless rolls. Nearly 42 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past 11 weeks, representing the biggest jobs loss

Ventura Partners Assists John Hopkins University in Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Search

Following a nationwide search, executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has assisted in the placement of Peter Milliman as the men’s lacrosse head coach for John Hopkins University. He replaces Dave Pietramala who recently left the school after leading the team for over two decades. Managing director Katy Young Staudt led the assignment for the search firm. “The history

BoardWalk Consulting Selected to Find Chief Development Officer for Cleveland Institute of Music

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been enlisted to find a chief development officer for the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) in Cleveland, OH. Leading the assignment are John Sparrow, senior director, and Paula Nicholas, senior research associate. “As the institution strives to serve and advance the field of classical music, the chief development officer will lead

Is Your Business Ready for the Talent Storm?

COVID-19 has now hit global employment harder than the 2008 recession. When normal life resumes, millions of people will be without jobs, and millions of jobs without people. According to new report by Armstrong Craven, one possible outcome, which the HR world must prepare for is a period of unprecedented hiring activity as businesses around the

Collegiate Sports Associates Assists Cal Maritime in Athletic Director Search

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Todd Turner of Collegiate Sports Associates has assisted in the placement of Karen Yoder as the director of athletics for California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime). She will succeed retiring athletic director Marv Christopher to oversee the academy’s intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs (NAIA). Ms. Yoder starts

Protis Global Adds HR Veteran to Staff

Executive recruitment and talent advisory firm Protis Global has added Cheri Ehrlich Eisen as its senior vice president of business development. In her extensive 20-plus years of talent acquisition and HR leadership experience, she has partnered with major entities in the entertainment space, including Walt Disney Television and NBC Universal. “When Cheri and I first met,

Preparing Your Business for Post-Lockdown Success

For many countries, businesses and organizations, the last few months have been about coming to terms with a monumental crisis caused by the coronavirus. “This includes addressing immediate business concerns, ensuring staff and customers receive correct communications and putting necessary safety measures in place,” said Andreas Wartenberg, managing director and chairman of Horton International, in

Myers McRae Tapped by University of West Georgia for Provost Search

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been called in by the University of West Georgia to lead its search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, are leading the assignment. Reporting directly to the university president, the provost and vice president for academic affairs is

Korn Ferry Launches Virtual Recruiting Technology Solution

Korn Ferry has launched Korn Ferry Recruit, a fully integrated, virtual technology solution for high-volume hiring. Nimble uses best-in-class AI, along with the proven recruitment intellectual property of Korn Ferry. The firm said that the new solution “is designed to leverage a client’s brand, shifting to a candidate-driven experience by sourcing, attracting, assessing and selecting

Challenging Times Leading to New Opportunities 

Over the past few weeks, Shawn Baker, president of Rochester, NY-headquartered recruiting firm Cochran, Cochran & Yale, has interviewed a variety of C-level leaders from across a broad range of industries who have all reconsidered how they approach decision-making since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “These leaders have all adopted a strategic, focused mindset during this pandemic,”

RM Nephew and Associates Recruits CFO for Financial Recovery Technologies

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 outfits. Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has placed former Attivio executive Alan Cooke as

BarkerGilmore Adds Senior Advisors

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added two senior advisors, A.B. Cruz III and Jamey Seely, to its advisory and coaching division. Mr. Cruz, who brings considerable multi-industry expertise to the firm, most recently served as senior vice president and divisional general counsel at USAA, a Fortune

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Launches Search for Chief Diversity Officer

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

Griffith University Taps The Insight Group for Provost Search

The Insight Group, a Sydney, Australia-headquartered executive search firm, has been enlisted to find the next provost for Griffith University in Queensland. Leading the assignment are director Rohan Carr and principal Emily Witts. The provost, chief academic officer of the university, is a member of the executive group and also serves as standing deputy to

Kincannon & Reed Expands Search Staff

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has expanded with the addition of Jimmy Paulakuhn as managing director focusing on the talent acquisition needs of its animal agriculture clients. Based in North Carolina, Mr. Paulakuhn brings more than two decades of experience within these markets, including more than six years as director of commercial poultry operations

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