AESC Announces 2019 Representatives from Leading Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Firms to its Council of the Americas

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AESC, the global association representing quality standards in the executive search and leadership consulting profession, today announced new appointments to the AESC Council of the Americas, which consists of elected officers from AESC Member executive search and leadership advisory firms from both North America and Latin America.

Cathy Logue, Managing Director in the CFO & Financial Executives Practice at Stanton Chase and based in Toronto, will serve as Council Chair; Julian Ha, Partner at Heidrick & Struggles and based in Washington, DC will serve as Council Vice Chair; Tony Bolliger, Managing Partner and COO at CareerSMITH and based in Orange County, California, will serve as Council Secretary and Treasurer; and Alicia K. Hasell, Managing Partner, Industrial and CEO & Board Services Practices at Boyden and based in Houston, will serve as Council Chair Emeritus.

In addition, AESC would like to welcome new AESC Americas Council representative Shaun Carpenter, Partner at PFM Executive Search/Panorama Search and based in Vancouver.

Cathy Logue, AESC Americas Council Chair, commented: “As AESC commemorates its 60th anniversary this year, we are proud of the rigorous commitment to the quality standards AESC represents, not only in the Americas but throughout the world. I look forward to working with my fellow Council members and the AESC Global Board of Directors to ensure we pave the way for the next 60 years of excellence in this profession.”

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President and CEO, commented: “I would like to thank our Councils for their local market insights and commitment to ensuring our association represents the very best in the profession. Our Councils play a critical role in combining regional expertise with global innovation on behalf of our association, ensuring clients—no matter where in the world—receive exceptional quality and results when working with an AESC Member.”

The complete 2018 AESC Council of the Americas includes:

  • Cathy Logue, Stanton Chase, Chair – Toronto
  • Julian Ha, Heidrick & Struggles, Vice Chair – Washington, DC
  • Tony Bolliger, CareerSMITH, Secretary and Treasurer – Orange County, CA
  • Alicia K. Hasell, Boyden, Chair Emeritus – Houston
  • Karen Greenbaum, AESC, Ex-officio – New York
  • Glenn Anderson, Signium USA – Cleveland
  • Alejandra Aranda, Humanitas Executive Search/Cornerstone International Group – Santiago
  • Anthony Batchelor, Odgers Berndtson – Toronto
  • Cristina Bomchil, Valuar – Buenos Aires
  • Judy Boreham, Diversified Search/AltoPartners – Philadelphia
  • Kate Bullis, SEBA International – San Francisco
  • Suzanne Burns, Spencer Stuart – Chicago
  • Shaun Carpenter, PFM Executive Search/Panorama Search - Vancouver
  • Jesus Castillo, Contevenca/IIC Partners – Caracas
  • Matrice Ellis-Kirk, RSR Partners – Dallas
  • Eileen Finn, Eileen Finn & Associates – New York
  • Rodrigo Foz Forte, EXEC – Executive Performance/Panorama – São Paulo
  • Kurt B. Harrison, Russell Reynolds Associates – New York
  • Morten Nielsen, Witt/Kieffer – Cleveland
  • Anna Luiza Osser, Osser&Osser – São Paulo
  • Keith Pearson, Pearson Partners International/IIC Partners – Dallas
  • Shana Plott, Coleman Lew & Associates – Charlotte
  • Adriana Prates, Dasein Executive Search – Belo Horizonte
  • Paul A. P. Rodney, Raines International - New York
  • Ximena Rodriguez, Sommer Group – Santiago
  • José Ruiz, Alder Koten – Houston and Monterrey, Mexico
  • John Ryan, TRANSEARCH - Chicago
  • Craig Stephenson, Korn Ferry – New York
  • David Turner, Kincannon & Reed – Phoenix
  • Xavier de Zamacona, DeZaSearch – Mexico City

About AESC

Since 1959, AESC has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership advisory profession. AESC Members, ranging in size from large global executive search and leadership advisory firms and networks to regional and boutique firms, represent 9,000+ trusted professionals in 1200+ offices, spanning 70+ countries. AESC Members are recognized leaders of global executive search and leadership advisory solutions. They leverage their access and expertise to place, find and develop more than 80,000 executives each year in board of directors and C-level positions for the world’s leading organizations of all types and sizes. Dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide, AESC and its members share a deep commitment to the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting—for the benefit of clients and the profession. We Shape. Connect. Educate. Learn more about us at


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