AESC Announces 2020 Representatives to its Council of the Americas

AESC, the global association representing quality standards in the executive search and leadership consulting profession, today announced new appointments to the AESC Council of the Americas, which consists of elected officers from AESC Member executive search and leadership advisory firms from across the Americas.

Julian Ha, Partner at Heidrick & Struggles and based in Washington, DC will serve as Council Chair; Tony Bolliger, Managing Partner and COO at CareerSMITH and based in Orange County, California, will serve as Council Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer; and Cathy Logue, Managing Director in the CFO & Financial Executives Practice at Stanton Chase and based in Toronto, will serve as Council Chair Emeritus.

In addition, AESC would like to welcome new AESC Americas Council representatives Sam Dinte, Vice President at Dinte Executive Search/IIC Partners and based in Washington, DC, and Steve Newton, Managing Director/Area Manager at Russell Reynolds Associates and based in Houston.

Julian Ha, AESC Americas Council Chair, commented: “AESC plays a critical role in ensuring the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting on behalf of our profession in the Americas and throughout the world. I look forward to working with my fellow Council members and the AESC Global Board of Directors to continue working rigorously to represent the best talent and leadership solutions in the market.”

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President and CEO, commented: “I would like to thank our Councils for their local market insights and commitment to ensuring our association represents the very best in the profession. Our Councils play an important role in combining regional expertise with global innovation on behalf of our association, ensuring clients—no matter where in the world—receive exceptional quality and results when working with an AESC Member.”

The complete 2020 AESC Council of the Americas includes:

  • Julian Ha, Heidrick & Struggles, Chair – Washington, DC
  • Tony Bolliger, CareerSMITH, Vice Chair & Secretary/Treasurer – Orange County, CA
  • Cathy Logue, Stanton Chase, Chair Emeritus – Toronto
  • Karen Greenbaum, AESC, Ex-officio – New York
  • Glenn Anderson, Signium USA – Cleveland
  • Alejandra Aranda, Humanitas Executive Search/Cornerstone International Group – Santiago
  • Anthony Batchelor, Odgers Berndtson – Toronto
  • Cristina Bomchil, Valuar – Buenos Aires
  • Judy Boreham, Diversified Search/AltoPartners – Philadelphia
  • Kate Bullis, SEBA International – San Francisco
  • Suzanne Burns, Spencer Stuart – Chicago
  • Shaun Carpenter, PFM Executive Search/Panorama Search - Vancouver
  • Sam Dinte, Dinte Executive Search/IIC Partners – Washington, DC
  • Matrice Ellis-Kirk, RSR Partners – Dallas
  • Eileen Finn, Eileen Finn & Associates – New York
  • Rodrigo Foz Forte, EXEC – Executive Performance/Panorama – São Paulo
  • Steve Newton, Russell Reynolds Associates – Houston
  • Morten Nielsen, Witt/Kieffer – Cleveland
  • Anna Luiza Osser, Osser&Osser – São Paulo
  • Shana Plott, Coleman Lew & Associates – Charlotte
  • Adriana Prates, Dasein Executive Search – Belo Horizonte
  • Pauly Rodney, Raines International - New York
  • Ximena Rodriguez, Sommer Group – Santiago
  • José Ruiz, Alder Koten – Houston and Monterrey, Mexico
  • John Ryan, TRANSEARCH - Chicago
  • Craig Stephenson, Korn Ferry – New York
  • David Turner, Kincannon & Reed – Phoenix
  • Xavier de Zamacona, DeZaSearch – Mexico City


About AESC

Since 1959, AESC has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership advisory profession. AESC Members represent 16,000+ trusted professionals in 1,200+ offices, spanning 70+ countries. AESC Members are recognized leaders of global executive search and leadership advisory solutions. They leverage their access and expertise to place more than 100,000 executives each year in board of directors and C-level positions for the world’s leading organizations of all types and sizes. Dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide, AESC and its members share a deep commitment to the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting—for the benefit of clients and the profession. We Shape. Connect. Educate. Learn more about us at aesc.org.