July 10, 2013 – Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has promoted Rachel L. Polhemus from consultant to senior partner. She will continue to represent the eastern region of the firm’s healthcare practice. Ms. Polhemus, based in Witt/Kieffer’s Bethesda office, began her career with the firm in 2004. She specializes in all aspects of senior management searches and identifies candidates for c-suite positions and leadership roles in human resources, business development, information systems, nursing, operations and marketing. “Rachel has built a nucleus of excellent client relationships up and down the East Coast during her nine-year tenure at the firm,” said Charles Wardell, Witt/Kieffer president and CEO. “We are thrilled to recognize her dedication and commitment to Witt/Kieffer by naming her the company’s newest senior partner.” Witt/Kieffer assists hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, medical schools and physician groups; biotech, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device companies; colleges and universities and not-for-profit community service and cultural organizations with senior administrative recruiting assignments.