One of Dallas’ most respected education nonprofits, Big Thought works with partners across the city to provide creative learning programs that enrich the lives of youth from communities with the greatest need.Read More
David McDermott, who currently serves as first deputy commissioner for Chicago’s cultural affairs and special events department, joins the professional dance company effective October 16.
Anne McCarthy, principal – executive search, and Alison Ranney, managing director who heads Koya’s Chicago office, co-led the four-month, national search.Read More
We were thrilled to read this article in Crain’s Chicago Business about the impact of Koya and Managing Director Alison Ranney’s efforts to strengthen and diversify leadership of mission-driven organizations in the Chicago area and beyond.Read More
Koya Leadership Partners congratulates the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg on naming Kristen Shepherd, an innovative leader in the art world who has expanded community engagement at museums in Los Angeles and New York, as its new Director. We were delighted to be involved in this successful search.
The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (MFA), founded in 1965, is a leading cultural force in the Tampa Bay Area. With its encyclopedic collection covering almost 5,000 years of civilization, the […]Read More
We are thrilled to share the news that SmartCEO has named Katie Bouton, Founder & CEO of Koya Leadership Partners, as a 2016 Boston Brava Award winner.
The Brava Awards celebrates high-impact female business leaders in three categories: CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, and C-suite executives. An independent committee of local business leaders select winners based on company growth, community impact and mentoring selects winners.
Guided by the philosophy that “The right person in the right place can change the world,” Katie founded […]Read More
Koya is thrilled to partner with IGNITE as a sponsor of the “We All Belong Here” video, a Public Service Announcement aimed at encouraging young women to one day run for political office. The video is part of a larger campaign called #DeclareYourAmbition.
As the country makes history with the nomination of the first female President, IGNITE is building a national movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. The short, yet […]Read More
Koya is thrilled by the recruitment of Terry O’Reilly as the first CEO of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PCBC), the two leading public radio stations WESA and WYEP in Pittsburgh. We were honored to have partnered with the Board of PCBC on this national search.
O’Reilly’s appointment follows the recent consolidation of WESA and WYEP governance into a single public media entity positioned for continued growth in broadcast audience, digital distribution and community engagement.
A multiple award-winning producer, journalist and executive, O’Reilly […]Read More
Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on hiring Rodney P. McClendon, a senior administrator with more than two decades of leadership experience in higher education, as its new Vice President for Operations. We are honored to have partnered with CMU on this successful search.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Mellon is a private, global research university. Internationally renowned in fields such as artificial intelligence, the performing arts, brain science, technology-enhanced learning, cybersecurity, design, robotics, and big data, CMU challenges […]Read More
Koya is pleased to have partnered with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, recently ranked “the #1 “Think Tank to Watch” worldwide” to recruit Brian Hanson as its new Vice President for Studies. Brian will lead the Council’s expanding team of experts who provide insight on critical global issues.
Brian comes to the Council from the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University where he has served most recently as its Director of Programs, Research and Strategic Planning. The Buffett Institute […]Read More
Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on hiring Anders Yang as its new Chief Development Officer. We are honored to be involved in this successful executive search.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 2 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City; Washington, D.C.; […]Read More
Koya is thrilled by the recruitment of Angelique Power as the President of The Field Foundation of Illinois. We were honored to have partnered with the Board of The Field Foundation of Illinois on this search.
The Board of Directors at The Field Foundation of Illinois announced the selection of Angelique Power as its new President. As President, Power, a Chicago native, is responsible for collaborating with the Board and staff to achieve its core mission of strengthening Chicago through supporting community, […]Read More
Koya Leadership Partners congratulates The Hudson-Webber Foundation on hiring Melanca Clark as its next President and CEO.
Located in Detroit, Michigan,The Hudson-Webber Foundation (“Foundation”) is dedicated to improving the vitality and quality of life of the metropolitan Detroit community. The Foundation concentrates its giving primarily within the city of Detroit. The revitalization of Detroit’s urban core is a particular interest because this area is a focus for community activity and pride and is of critical importance to the vitality of the entire metropolitan community.
Ms. Clark joins the Foundation from Washington, D.C. where she currently serves the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as Chief of Staff of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS office), a grant-making component of the DOJ, overseeing the office’s administration of nearly $1 billion in active grants. She will assume her new role in August 2016.Read More
Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Delta Institute on hiring Bill Schleizer as its President & CEO after a national search. Located in Chicago, IL, Delta Institute is a nonprofit that works to build both a resilient environment and economy through sustainable solutions. Delta takes a holistic approach to sustainability, finding opportunities to link improvement in environmental quality to economic development.
Schleizer has been the organization’s Managing Director for the past five years. In his 11 years at Delta Institute, Schleizer has led projects related […]Read More
Headhunters Are Seeking ‘Mission-Based’ Leaders For Non-Profits Now More Than Ever. Find Out What Skill-Sets This Top Recruiter Is Seeking In Candidates . . . And How You Can Get On Her RadarRead More
In the following interview, founder and CEO, Katie Bouton, reveals what led her to launch a search firm in this sector and goes deep into some of the nuances she’s encountered in this very specialized part of executive recruiting.Read More
Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Tourette Association of America on the hiring of its new President and CEO, John Miller.
The Tourette Association of America is the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community. As the President and CEO of the Tourette Association, Mr. Miller will use his diversified executive experience to enhance the Association’s mission to raise awareness, fund research and provide ongoing support for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.
“I look forward to beginning a new […]Read More
Koya Leadership Partners is thrilled by the recruitment of David O. Egner as the President and CEO of The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. We were honored to have partnered with the Life Trustees of The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation on this search.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is a new $1.2 billion foundation focused on providing maximum positive impact on the communities and people of Southeastern Michigan and Western New York.
David brings more than 25 years of experience […]Read More
Koya is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Stancil as the new President and CEO of the Glazer Children’s Museum.
Located in Tampa, Florida, the Glazer Children’s Museum is committed to creating learning environments where children play, discover, and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. The Museum serves over 27,000 school participant each school year and averages 200,000 visitors annually.
Jennifer comes to the Glazer Children’s Museum from WQED Multimedia in Pittsburgh, PA, the local PBS Affiliate […]Read More
LOS ANGELES (October 15, 2015) – Koya Leadership Partners is pleased to announce that Michelle Bonoan, an accomplished search executive with nearly 20 years of recruiting experience, has joined as Managing Director, Executive Search. In her new role, Bonoan will lead Koya Leadership Partners’ expansion in Los Angeles and help support its growing number of West Coast non-profit clients.
Bonoan has led executive searches across a wide range of industries and functions. As a specialist serving the Education, Not-for-Profit, and Arts […]Read More
Koya is thrilled by the appointment of Sharon Alpert as the President and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
Sharon Alpert will become the Nathan Cummings Foundation’s fourth President & CEO and first female leader. Ms. Alpert comes to the 25-year-old, multi-generational family foundation from the Surdna Foundation, where she serves as the Vice President of Programs and Strategic Initiatives. She will assume her role as president and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation in November 2015.
Koya Leadership Partners was honored […]Read More
Group interviews are a common feature of the job search process, especially in the nonprofit sector, where candidates may need to interview with work teams, search committees, and/or board members. If you’ve participated in one, you know they can be a little overwhelming. Typically, you’re seated on one side of a table, with four or more people on the other who take turns grilling you. With a little preparation and the application of the tips outlined below, however, you can […]Read More
MINNEAPOLIS, JULY 28, 2015 — Public Radio International (PRI) announces the appointment of Alison P. Ranney to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ranney leads the Chicago office of Koya Leadership Partners, a national retained search and human capital consulting firm dedicated to serving the nonprofit field. She has a decade of experience in executive search with Koya and the global recruiting firm Russell Reynolds Associates. Ranney has a vibrant national practice partnering with a broad range of nonprofit clients […]Read More
Once you’ve landed a new position, it’s critical to shift your focus from interview mode to making a successful transition into your new role and quickly establishing your credibility.
Here are five tips to help you get started in a new job on the right foot:
Start working before your first day. There is much you can do in advance of your first day on a job to ensure you hit the ground running. This includes learning more about the organization’s strategy […]Read More
We are thrilled to announce that Kishshana Palmer has joined FoodCorps as their VP, External Affairs! FoodCorps is a longtime Koya client that is doing transformational work to help all of our nation’s children – regardless of class, race, or geography – know what healthy food is, where it comes from, and eat it every day. In just four years, FoodCorps has grown from a startup to a $9 million dollar annual budget, with nearly 200 AmeriCorps service members in […]Read More
In 2014, Koya Leadership Partners had the pleasure of working with KIPP Austin to find the perfect candidate for their chief financial officer (CFO) position. We found and placed successful investment banker Anand Kesavan, who decided to trade his corporate gig for fulfilling work in the nonprofit sector after working one-on-one with Koya to ensure he was the perfect match for the job. A strong candidate with family ties to charter school work, Anand and KIPP Austin really were the […]Read More
There is an increasing body of evidence that diverse teams of varying racial and ethnic makeup produce better results. They perform better financially, gain a competitive edge when recruiting top talent, experience less employee turnover, and offer greater benefits for those they serve. This is true in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, but is particularly important for nonprofits that serve communities of color, which is overwhelmingly the case in the education sector. Nearly half of the students in the […]Read More
Koya’s Founder and CEO Katie Bouton was profiled as an Emerging Leader in the Boston Business Journal! Read about her goals for Koya, her favorite getaway, and the book that has most influenced Koya Leadership Partners here.Read More