August 21, 2012 – Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added John McLean managing director, central region, and co-leader of the life sciences practice. Most recently, Mr. McLean served as executive vice president at DHR International in Chicago, where he co-founded the executive search firm's life sciences practice. While at DHR, he also specialized in healthcare, technology, media and financial services industries. "We're thrilled to have John on board to manage our central region offices and co-lead our life sciences practice," said Charles W.B. Wardell III, president and CEO. "Witt/Kieffer experienced the largest revenue growth – 23 percent – and the highest client satisfaction scores in the central region over the last fiscal year. John's deep experience in healthcare and life sciences executive search will ensure we continue to meet client demand for superior service and outstanding leadership talent." Witt/Kieffer assists colleges, universities, national educational associations, foundations, cultural organizations, human service and advocacy organizations, private secondary schools and other not-for-profit organizations with senior administrative recruiting assignments.