July 25, 2011 – Charles W.B. Wardell, formerly chairman of emerging markets and senior advisor to Korn/Ferry International's CEO, has been appointed as president and CEO of Witt/Kieffer. Mr. Wardell's 15-year executive search career includes a decade at Korn/Ferry. His search practice included recruiting CEOs and board members, as well as serving healthcare, insurance and financial services clients. BusinessWeek named Mr. Wardell one of the world's 50 most influential search executives in 2008. He also received the prestigious Gardner W. Heidrick Award for contributions to the search industry. "Chuck Wardell brings a lifetime of leadership, not only in executive search, but also financial services, international markets and government," said Witt/Kieffer board chair Anna Wharton Phillips. 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.