September 5, 2014 – Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Jack O’Kelley to globally lead its expanded board effectiveness practice within the firm’s CEO and board advisory services. “Rusty's expertise and experience helps our clients raise the bar on board effectiveness, corporate governance and CEO succession planning,” said Clarke Murphy, CEO. “Boards are under mounting pressure to deliver beyond compliance oversight. There is greater emphasis on strategic planning and formulating an effective board culture. Rusty positions us well to meet evolving client needs.” The firm's board effectiveness practice provides consulting services worldwide to boards on improving areas such as board culture, director effectiveness and engagement, board and committee processes and structure, and aligning board composition to the corporate strategy. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates last year, Mr. O’Kelley managed the leadership consulting practice for the Americas for Heidrick & Struggles. With 44 offices and more than 350 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.