TalentRISE Recruits CEO for Chicago House

June 8, 2016 – Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has placed Scott Ammarell as chief executive officer of Chicago House. He replaces Rev. Stan Sloan, who previously announced his resignation effective at the end of the month.

The search was conducted by Carl Kutsmode, partner, and Jennifer Chapman, director of executive search.

“Throughout the selection process, Scott stood out with his depth of experience and his clear vision for the continued growth of Chicago House and our programs, all for the benefit of our clients,” said board chair Ray Lechner. “We are thrilled to have him as our new CEO, and we look forward to many great years ahead.”

Mr. Ammarell recently served as chief legal officer and general counsel for the Chicago Housing Authority, where he was involved in the development and strategic planning of the City of Chicago’s Public Housing. He has also volunteered or served on HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ services boards, including the board of Test Positive Aware Network.

“I am thrilled to join Chicago House and to have the opportunity to build upon the legacy created by all of those who have come before me and who serve the organization on a daily basis,” said Mr. Ammarell. “I hope to use my experience in the affordable housing world to enhance and expand on the housing and programs that Chicago House provides to the vast community of those in need.”

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Chicago House serves individuals and families who are disenfranchized by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services and other supportive programs.

TalentRISE provides executive search services to the technology, professional services, healthcare, life sciences, consumer, financial services, non-profit, insurance, private equity, and industrial sectors. The firm’s core service offerings also include on-demand, project based contract recruiting for scalable support of internal resources or longer-term recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions, and talent acquisition consulting.

TalentRISE serves a wide range of companies, including Healthscape Advisors; First National Bank; Duff & Phelps; Grant Thornton; VF Corporation; Accretive Health; Dohmen Life Science Services; First National Bank; and Urban Partnership Bank.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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