Brad Wong

Brad Wong

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association, announced Brad Wong, former Executive Director of American Academy of Opthamology, as their new President and CEO.  For the full story please see PHA’s press...
Matt Croson

Matt Croson

The American Gear Manufacturers Association, announced Matt Croson, former President and CEO of the Adhesive and Sealant Council, as their new President.  For the full story please see AGMA’s press release.  ...
Donna Rebeck

Donna Rebeck

The National Automated Merchandising Association, Chicago, IL, announced Donna Rebeck, former Chief Operating Officer at the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation,  as their new Vice President, Finance and...
Emily Kirkpatrick

Emily Kirkpatrick

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Urbana, IL, announced Emily Kirkpatrick, former Vice President of the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL),  as their new Executive Director.  For the full story please see NCTE’s press...
Celeste Kirschner

Celeste Kirschner

The Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), Chicago, IL, has named Celeste Kirschner, former Perioperative Surgical Home Executive at The American Society Of Anesthesiologists, Executive Director of The Illinois Physical Therapy Association and a Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, as LUGPA’s new Chief Executive Officer. For the full story, please see LUGPA’s September 2015 Press...
What Boards Want in Their Next CEO

What Boards Want in Their Next CEO

By Pamela Kaul At ASI, we are always looking for new and improved ways to serve our clients, and this often involves working to preemptively identify what typical boards of directors are looking for in their next CEO or executive leader. In a recent presentation at ASAE’s conference. ASI’s president Pamela Kaul, presented with Eileen Johnson (Partner at Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston LLP) and Michael Butera (ED/CEO for the National Association for Music Education (MAfME)) on what boards should be looking for and how search consultants may be able to better guide Boards in their selection process. In recent years, there have been changes in what the board of directors expects from its CEO. CEOs’ roles have become a cross between focusing primarily on operations and “keeping the trains running on time” and helping the board to be a better board. In the latter category, CEOs tend to be outward focused on the mission and implementing the strategic plan. CEOs are also expected to serve as spokespeople with a focus on strategic messaging and presenting a disciplined message. These recent shifts and changes in the requirements of boards has made the search process for new executives a lot more interesting. As Executive Search Consultants, we must give more attention than ever to the organization’s culture and the desires of the board. Therefore, we are also required to listen and interpret the board when they say they want a leader and a strategic thinker. Based on the changing CEO role, the definitions behind these terms as well as others like tech savvy and spokesperson are not as clear as they used...
Megan Schagrin, CAE, CFRE

Megan Schagrin, CAE, CFRE

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), Des Plaines, IL, has named Megan Schagrin, CAE, CFRE, former Senior Vice President of Business Development at The American College of Chest Physicians, Executive Director of The CHEST Foundation, and Chief Operating Officer of CHEST Enterprises, Inc., as SAEM’s new Chief Executive Officer. For the full story, please see SAEM’s May 2015 Press...