Leadership

Spring Brings New Leadership at Chicago Botanic Garden

Jean Franczyk, the new president and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden (Courtesy of the Chicago Botanic Garden)

Spring officially arrived last week, and with it the promise of warmer temperatures and new flowers. This spring at the Chicago Botanic Garden also brings new ideas and new leadership.

The Chicago Botanic Garden has named Jean Franczyk as its new president and CEO. Franczyk will […]

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Delta Institute names Bill Schleizer as President & CEO

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 […]

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Leadership

Tips for Leveling Up: Part 3

Note: This is a 3-part series. Catch up on parts 1 and 2.

In July 2015, we sought answers to that “what’s next” question with our Leveling Up professional development event. How does someone with a few years under their belt leverage their connections, skills and experience into their next great role?

We gathered for an evening of answers, ideas, and discussion with Jackie Hanselmann Sergi and Melanie Damm of Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally […]

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Leadership

Tips for Leveling Up: Part 2

 Note: This is a 3-part series. Catch up on part 1.

In July, we sought answers to that “what’s next” question with our Leveling Up professional development event. How does someone with a few years under their belt leverage their connections, skills and experience into their next great role?

We gathered for an evening of answers, ideas, and discussion with Jackie Hanselmann Sergi and Melanie Damm of Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at […]

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Leadership

Meet Celena Roldán, the new President and CEO of The American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois

Koya Leadership Partners congratulates The American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois on the hiring of its next CEO, Celena Roldán.

Roldán joins the Red Cross from Erie Neighborhood House where she has held the role of Executive Director since 2010.  Founded in 1870, Erie House’s mission is to promote a more just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources, advocacy and collaborative action. Roldán brings with her notable and exemplary experience as a leader in […]

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Leadership

Jean Franczyk joins the Chicago Botanic Garden as President & CEO

Koya Leadership Partners congratulates the Chicago Botanic Garden on the hiring of its next President & CEO, Jean Franczyk.

Jean joins the Chicago Botanic Garden from the Science Museum Group in the United Kingdom where she has held leadership roles since 2006.

She has deep Chicago roots, having held leadership posts at the Museum of Science and Industry, the Chicago Board of Education and as a policy advisor to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

To view the official press release, please click here.

We are honored to […]

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Leadership

Board Hiring Decisions

I have great admiration for the Boards of Directors we work with at Koya Leadership Partners. Almost without exception, members of Boards of Directors are incredibly capable, committed, and extremely busy individuals who have come to us to successfully execute on their most important responsibility: Selecting a new leader for their organization.

Our executive search process is designed to give board members the information and tools they need to ask the right questions and ultimately, make the right hiring decision. Unfortunately, […]

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Infinite Difference

Infinite Difference: Steven Hawkins, Amnesty International USA

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Our final featured leader in our Infinite Difference campaign is Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA. Steven is leading the largest grassroots human rights organization in the United States and its efforts to fight injustice and bring about social change.

Meet Steven

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Meet Jennifer Stancil, the new President and CEO of Glazer Children’s Museum

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 […]

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Veteran Search Consultant Michelle Bonoan joins Koya Leadership Partners, will lead company’s expansion on West Coast

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 […]

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Leadership

Monique Brunson Jones joins the Evanston Community Foundation as President and CEO

Koya is delighted to announce the appointment of Monique Brunson Jones as the new President and CEO of the Evanston Community Foundation.
 
The Evanston Community Foundation is dedicated to enriching Evanston, Illinois and the lives of its people, now and in the future, by building endowments for current and future opportunities, fostering private philanthropy, focusing the impact of collective giving, finding solutions to community challenges, allocating grants, and provides leadership training.
 
Monique joins the Evanston Community Foundation from the Chicago Foundation for Women.  […]

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Public Radio International (PRI) names Alison Ranney to its Board of Director

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 […]

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Infinite Difference

Infinite Difference: Beth Anderson, The Hill Center

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This month’s Infinite Difference feature is Beth Anderson, a national leader in education and entrepreneurship, from North Carolina’s The Hill Center. She spoke to Koya about backpacking in the Rockies with tweens, MBAs and social impact, and working for a grassroots U.S. Olympics movement. 

www.infinitedifference.com

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Infinite Difference: Samhita Reddy, Red Hook Initiative

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Meet this month’s Infinite Difference leader: Samhita Reddy from Brooklyn’s Red Hook Initiative. She spoke to Koya about forging her own authentic path, the lasting impact of Harper Lee, and how Chris Rock has helped her fight for social justice. www.infinitedifference.com

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Infinite Difference: Richard McCarthy, Slow Food USA

 

 

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Read about our second inspiring Infinite Difference leader: Richard McCarthy, Executive Director, Slow Food USA. He spoke to us about his 1979 Vespa, his passion for community enterprise, and the dignity of labor. www.infinitedifference.com

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Koya Culture

Koya Leadership Partners Appoints Marissa Martin as Vice President

CHICAGO (March 12, 2015) – Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm focused on the nonprofit sector, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Marissa Martin as vice president. Based in Koya’s Chicago office, Martin will join an executive search team committed to recruiting and retaining diverse senior level professionals to high impact nonprofit organizations nationwide.

“Marissa’s dedication to the senior executive search process strongly aligns with Koya Leadership Partners’ values and deep commitment to serving our clients in […]

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Leadership

Steps Nonprofits Must Take Before Launching a Senior Hire

Resignations often happen when we least expect it, and when they come from senior leaders, it’s perceived as a significant loss for the organization. The announcement that a senior leader has decided to move on often results in a mix of negative emotions for many of the employees left behind: Stress, worry, and even panic, especially for those who are responsible for finding a replacement. Many questions arise: How much of my time will go into finding a replacement? Who […]

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