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 While most of our clients cite our exceptional attention to detail and superior results as the principal reasons they come back, we know there is so much more than that. At Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc., our practice centers around placing the right high performing executives in extraordinary companies. 

Options for Learning is pleased to announce that after a months-long, statewide search, Tracy Lynch has been named as the new chief program officer (CPO) for Options for Learning effective April 1, 2022.

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Hunt Scanlon names Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. to their HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65. Hunt Scanlon presents its annual roundup of the 65 most prominent executive search firms specializing in human resources and diversity, equity & inclusion.

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Claudia Bonilla Keller as chief executive officer of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, in California.

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County today announced the promotion of Claudia Bonilla Keller to chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2022.

The Saint Louis Zoo has named Dwight Scott its next Dana Brown President & CEO, succeeding Jeffrey P. Bonner, Ph.D., who will retire from that position at the end of the year after leading the organization for nearly two decades.

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Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has placed Dwight Scott as the next Dana Brown president and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo. He succeeds Jeffrey P. Bonner, who will retire from that position at the end of the year after leading the organization for nearly two decades.

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Steven J. Brittan as the 14th president of the Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD).

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Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) announced the appointment of Steven J. Brittan as the 14th president of its 60-year-old institution.

Nowhere are leaders and talent more deeply passionate about what they do than in the mission-driven sector. Non-profit, philanthropy, and social enterprises are evolving at a rapid pace.

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Executive search for higher education and academia is undergoing a tremendous transformation. Technology is having a big impact. Diversity is also making its effects felt.

COVID-19 has forced companies to rapidly adapt to changing talent needs. More than 70 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment insurance from March through December last year.

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After an extensive executive search, City Year Los Angeles announced that Dr. Sandra Cano will be their newest Executive Director.  She replaces Mary Jane Stevenson, who was promoted to Market President, reflecting her seven years of success in the position.

Like for-profit leadership recruiting, the search for leaders at universities and colleges can be a lengthy, involved process. Candidates for academic roles must have a range of skills that go beyond scholarly and research accomplishments.

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Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has assisted in the placement of Jon Forrest Dohlin as the new chief executive officer of Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo announced today that Jon Forrest Dohlin will be its new Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed retiring CEO Scott Barton with the transition expected to take place in early 2021.

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The stress of 2020 is evident everywhere. Academic leaders realize now, more than ever, the weight of the decisions they make and how their choices have ramifications on campus and beyond.

An accomplished musicologist, composer, and curator with expertise in the American avant-garde, experimental music and sound art, he will assume his new position on Jan. 2, 2021.

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The coronavirus pandemic is changing higher education. The disruption is historic. For some campuses, adaptation has been a transformative journey involving the discovery of opportunities and solutions. Both public and private colleges have been forced to accelerate, moving in a few months toward something that might have otherwise taken years.

The labor market recovery will take longer than anticipated, employers say in a just released ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Just 60 percent of employers will bring furloughed workers back full time, 19 percent will have reduced hours, and nine percent will not bring all workers back.

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How will the COVID-19 pandemic change our nonprofit world? Answering that question requires that we first acknowledge some difficult truths. At the time of writing, we don’t know the full extent to which COVID-19 will cause some nonprofits to close, merge, or permanently alter their strategic direction and operations.

As the renowned New York City museum implements an ambitious new strategic plan, strengthening its HR staff has become a major focus. Shelli Herman and Associates was brought in to place the museum’s first ever CHRO.

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California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is pleased to announce that Meredith Robbins has been appointed Senior Vice President of Advancement.

The economy is still creating jobs at a reasonable pace. In fact, companies seem to be hiring with abandon as we enter an unprecedented 11th year of expansion. Let’s take a look into the just released jobs report as leading search consultants from Saenger Associates & Shelli Herman and Associates weigh in!

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In a year that dazzled with intriguing searches across all industries, Hunt Scanlon took on the challenge of finding the Top 10.

Identifying the right leaders, visualizing the future and recognizing employee achievements are just some practices that will help to engage your workforce, according to a new report by Acertitude.

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Anyone with the ties to the human resources function knows how much it has evolved in recent years – and with it the role of the chief human resources officer.

A growing number of top colleges around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future.

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Jan Hirsch, Ph.D. – an acclaimed researcher, pharmacist and organizational leader – has been selected as director and founding dean of the planned School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.

The ramifications of sexual harassment and growing attention to the issue are having a significant impact on workplaces across America.

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U.S. businesses report strong hiring intentions, according to the latest ‘Employment Outlook Survey’ by ManpowerGroup.

With an increasingly tapped talent pool in an economy with nearly full employment, the market for top candidates is only getting tighter. A new report by Jobvite offers up some tips and tricks for recruiters to stay ahead of it all.

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Shelli Herman and Associates has been retained to find the next executive director for the Friends of the Observatory (FOTO), which supports the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

 The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. 

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In my capacity as an executive search consultant, it’s pretty common for people to ask me if there is a perfect time to consider a new position. Senior executives get calls from search consultants quite often, but they are not exactly sure when to listen.

Los Angeles-headquartered executive search firm Shelli Herman and Associates has placed Rob Spooner as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) of the internationally acclaimed San Diego Zoo.

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Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of CHROs and other senior level HR leaders across the nation. They are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite and the best ones are now sounding boards for CEOs.

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