December 14, 2010 – Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has named Chris Wierz as an executive search consultant. Ms. Wierz will focus her efforts on identifying IT leaders on behalf of hospitals and integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, managed care companies, physician organizations, healthcare associations, vendors, consulting firms and universities. She has particular expertise in strategic and business planning, developing executive and physician relationships, project management and contract negotiations. Ms. Wierz was previously a principal of the Courtyard Group, an international health care transformation company. 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 search engagements.