Former AESC Chair awarded the William Penn Award

Judith M. von Seldeneck, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed by Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

The William Penn Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a business executive in Greater Philadelphia. Awarded annually since 1949, recipients are chosen for their outstanding contributions toward the betterment of the region, their professional accomplishments, and their commitment to charity as well as to the community. The selection committee is comprised of past honorees.

Judith is the founder and CEO of Diversified Search, a member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. She has been a pioneer in the search industry, with over 40 years of industry experience, placing senior level talent.

Prior starting at Diversified Search, Judith has been very active on numerous public, private and not-for-profit Boards of Directors for many years. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Citizens Financial Group, Tasty Baking Company, Teleflex, Inc., CoreStates Financial Group, Meridian Bancorp, and AAA MidAtlantic. She was recently named to the Comcast and NBC Universal Joint Diversity Council and is Chairperson of the Women’s Advisory Council.

Some of her not-for-profit Boards include the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (former Chair), Global Philadelphia Association, Moyer Foundation, Executive Committee of The Committee of Seventy, Committee of 200, Jefferson President’s Leadership Council and National Association of Corporate Directors, Philadelphia.

Judith also served on the council board and was elected former Chair for the Association of Executive Search Consultants from 2004 – 2006, where she was also awarded the 2006, Gardner W. Heidrick Award for Excellence in Executive Search for outstanding commitment and leadership in the consulting profession.

She will be honored at a gala on April 15, 2016 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue.