Ryan Search Adds Senior Consultant

FRANKLIN, TN, April 7, 2016 — Franklin-based personnel firm Ryan Search & Consulting has hired industry veteran Ken Smithmier as a senior consultant.

The hiring comes on the heels of the company’s announcement that is partnering with the Center for Creative Leadership.

Smithmier (pictured), who most recently finished a 20-year run as president and chief executive officer of Illinois Health and Science, will concentrate on “leadership talent development,” according to a release.

Ryan Search & Consulting focuses on the health care, architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and retail fields.

“Ken’s skills in talent development seemed a perfect match to help us select and hone just the right caliber of leaders for clients,” Dan Ryan, company principal, said in the release. “And with the country continuing to gain more jobs while losing a number of key leaders due to retirement, we also believe there will be an increasing need for more well-rounded leaders, which, again, is where Ken and his expertise will greatly complement what we do.”

With a 40-year career in health care, the last 30 spent in senior leadership positions, Smithmier’s Illinois Health and Science work included global consulting, building academic partnerships and the development and growth of manufacturing centers that produce radioactive isotopes used in nuclear medicine and PET studies. He undertook hospital assignments with the Decatur Memorial Hospital Health System, Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital Medical Center and Beatrice State Hospital.

Smithmier received his undergraduate degree in biology from Saint Louis University and his master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota.

Illinois Health and Science is the parent corporation of Decatur, Illinois-based Decatur Memorial Hospital and three other health care-related companies. Smithmier started his tenure with DMH in 1993 as executive vice president.

About Ryan Search & Consulting

Headquartered in Nashville, Ryan Search & Consulting provides Talent Acquisition and Talent Development services for clients in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail fields. For more information, or 615-656-3535.

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