Programs

AESC Award Recipients

 

AESC Lifetime Achievement Award

AESC's Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an executive search and leadership consultant who has made an outstanding contribution to the executive search and leadership consulting profession. Bestowed since 1982, it honors lifetime achievement and recognizes the highest standards of work. Nominees should embody AESC professional and ethical practices.

  • Jo Fisher, Fisher Leadership, 2019
  • Richard Boggis-Rolfe, Odgers Berndtson, 2019
  • Gregory J. Duerksen, Kincannon & Reed, 2019
  • Edward Speed, Spencer Stuart, 2018
  • Bruce R. Raines, Raines International, Inc., 2018
  • Peter Drummond-Hay, Russell Reynolds Associates, 2017
  • Kevin Cashman, Korn Ferry, 2016
  • James N.J. Hertlein, Boyden, 2015
  • Egon Zehnder, Egon Zehnder International, 2014
  • Robert L. Pearson, Pearson Partners International, 2013
  • William B. Clemens, Jr., Spencer Stuart, 2012
  • Luiz Carlos Cabrera, Amrop Panelli Motta Cabrera, 2011
  • Henry G. Higdon, Higdon Partners, 2010
  • Charles W.B. Wardell, Korn Ferry International, 2008
  • Thomas Friel, Heidrick & Struggles, 2007
  • Judith von Seldeneck, Diversified Search, Ray & Berndtson, 2006
  • C. Douglas Caldwell, The Caldwell Partners, 2005
  • Hobson Brown, Jr., Russell Reynolds Associates, 2004
  • Dale Winston, Battalia Winston International, 2003
  • Dayton Ogden, Spencer Stuart, 2002
  • Roger Kenny, Board Room Consultants, 2001
  • Windle B. Priem, Korn Ferry International, 2000
  • Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., The Directorship Search Group, Inc., 1999
  • Thomas J. Neff, Spencer Stuart, 1998
  • Paul R. Ray, Jr., Ray & Berndston, 1997
  • Richard M. Ferry, Korn Ferry International, 1996
  • Gerard R. Roche, Heidrick & Struggles, 1995
  • Spencer R. Stuart, Spencer Stuart, 1994
  • Max M. Ulrich, Ward Howell International, 1993
  • Gardner W. Heidrick, The Heidrick Partners, Inc., 1992
  • Frederick W. Wackerle, McFeely Wackerle Shulman, 1991
  • Skott B. Burkland, Scott/Edwards Consultants, 1990
  • Gretchen Long, Haskell & Stern Associates, 1989
  • Christopher J. Mill, Christopher Mill & Partners, 1988
  • William E. Gould, Gould & McCoy, Inc., 1987
  • William C. Houze, William C. Houze & Company, 1986
  • Alden S. Blodget, Jr., Paul Stafford Associates, 1985
  • Leon A. Farley, Leon A. Farley Associates, 1984
  • Clarence E. McFeely, McFeely Wackerle Associates, 1982

 

AESC Commitment to the Community Award

AESC's Commitment to the Community Award (formerly known as the Eleanor H. Raynolds Award) was established in 1993 to recognize an individual who combines excellence in executive search or leadership consulting with a strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes.

  • TRANSEARCH ChildFund Foundation, TRANSEARCH International, 2019
  • Paul Rush, Odgers Berndtson, 2019
  • Tom Daniels, Spencer Stuart, 2019
  • Odgers Berndtson, United Kingdom, 2018
  • Renee Baker Arrington, Pearson Partners International/IIC Partners, 2018
  • Thomas Fuller, Epsen Fuller/IMD, 2017
  • David Moyer, Moyer Sherwood Associates, 2016
  • John F. Salveson, Salveson Stetson Group, Inc., 2015
  • Joe Onstott, The Onstott Group, 2014
  • Betsy Gibbons, Korn Ferry International, 2013
  • Alfredo José Assumpção, Fesa Group, 2012
  • Sam Pettway, Boardwalk Consulting, 2011
  • E. Wade Close, Jr., Boyden, 2010
  • Janice Reals Ellig, Chadick Ellig, 2008
  • Bonnie Crabtree, Korn Ferry International, 2007
  • Robert Heidrick, Spencer Stuart, 2006
  • Jacques C. Nordeman, Nordeman Grimm, 2005
  • Nancy Stephenson Nichols, Heidrick & Struggles, 2005
  • Caroline W. Nahas, Korn Ferry International, 2004
  • Susan Bishop, Bishop Partners, 2003
  • Paul Czamanske, Compass Group, Ltd., 2002
  • Abram Claude, Jr., Ray & Berndtson, 2001
  • Judith von Seldeneck, The Diversified Search Companies, 2000
  • Millington F. McCoy, Gould, McCoy & Chadick, Inc., 1999
  • Kenneth M. Rich, Ray & Berndtson, 1998
  • Eunice J. Azzani, Korn Ferry International, 1997
  • Herbert T. Mines, Herbert Mines Associates, 1996
  • David A. Bueschel, Shepherd Bueschel & Provus, Inc., 1995
  • Robert W. Dingman, Robert W. Dingman Company, Inc., 1994
  • Paul R. Ray, Jr., Ray & Berndston, 1993

 

AESC Future of the Profession Award

AESC's Future of the Profession is a new award designed to engage the next generation of leaders in executive search and leadership consulting. It honors innovation and leadership, and applies to professionals earlier in their career than the Heidrick and Raynolds Awards, which are seen as capstone awards. Nominees should have at least seven years in the profession.

  • Zdenka Vitkova, Coulter Partners, 2018
  • Pilar Brogeras, Stanton Chase, 2017
  • Andrew P. Chastain, WittKieffer, 2016
  • Anneke Ferreira, Ferreira & Associates, 2015

 

AESC Award of Excellence

AESC's Award of Excellence is given once a year to honor a professional in the executive search industry for his or her outstanding contribution to the executive search and leadership consulting profession.

  • Marco Boni, Spencer Stuart, 2019
  • Dr. Christine Stempel, Heidrick & Struggles, 2018
  • Bonnie W. Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles, 2018
  • Jesus Castillo, Contevenca/IIC Partners, 2018
  • Julie Daum, Spencer Stuart, 2017
  • Aidan Kennedy, Saxton Bampfylde, 2015
  • Peter M. Felix, AESC, 2014
  • Bernard Zen Ruffinen, Korn Ferry International, 2013
  • Hermann Sendele, Board Consultants International, 2012
  • Ulrich F. Ackermann, TRANSEARCH International, 2011
  • Marc Lamy, Boyden France, 2010
  • Anders Borg, Hansar International/Penrhyn International, 2009
  • Richard Boggis-Rolfe, Odgers Ray & Berndtson, 2008
  • Jean Van den Eynde, Russell Reynolds Associates, 2007
  • Eric Salmon, Eric Salmon & Partners, 2006
  • David Kimbell, Spencer Stuart, 2005
  • Didier Vuchot, Korn Ferry International, 2004
  • Anthony Saxton, Saxton Bampfylde/The Amrop Hever Group, 2002
  • Juergen Mulder, Heidrick & Struggles, 2000

 

Award for Excellence and Professionalism in Research

AESC's Award For Excellence and Professionalism in Research honors an AESC member Researcher who has demonstrated the highest standards of research, and who has represented themselves and their firm in a highly ethical manner at all times. This prestigious award is presented at the annual AESC Forums.

  • Heather Fookes, Davies Park, 2014
  • Annette Wimsatt, Heidrick & Struggles, 2013
  • Joan Schlachter, BoardWalk Consulting, 2013
  • Nathaniel Stapleton, Johnson, 2013
  • Allison Parsons, Preng & Associates, 2012
  • Edward Walton, Godliman Partners, 2012
  • Hallie Banker, Tyler & Company, 2011
  • Florrie Wallace, Kincannon & Reed, 2010
  • David Howells, The Curzon Partnership, 2009
  • Siobhan Walsh, The Amrop Hever Group, 2009
  • Elizabeth Dunkley, Odgers Berndtson, 2008
  • Mary Summers, Korn Ferry International, 2007
  • Carol O'Driscoll, Russell Reynolds Associates, 2007
  • Gwattie Bakker, Eric Salmon & Partners, 2006
  • Ann L. Jeffrey, Gardiner International, 2005
  • Chantal McClean, Glenn Irvine International, 2004