Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) Announces 2018 Appointments to its Council of the Americas

The global Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) 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 region.

Alicia Hasell, Managing Partner, Industrial and CEO & Board Services Practices at Boyden and based in Houston, will serve as Council Chair. Cathy Logue, Managing Director in the CFO & Financial Executives Practice at Stanton Chase and based in Toronto, will serve as Council Vice-Chair, while Tony Bolliger, Managing Partner and COO at CareerSMITH and based in Orange County, California, will serve as Council Secretary and Treasurer. Kate Bullis, Co-founder and Managing Partner in the Go To Market Practice at SEBA International and based in San Francisco will serve throughout 2018 as Council Chair Emeritus.

In addition, AESC would like to welcome the following new members to its Council of the Americas: Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Managing Director, Board Recruiting & CEO Practices at RSR Partners and based in Dallas; Eileen Finn, President and Founder at Eileen Finn & Associates and based in New York; Shana Plott, CEO at Coleman Lew & Associates and based in Charlotte, North Carolina; and José Ruiz, CEO and Managing Partner at Alder Koten and based in Houston and Monterrey, Mexico.

Alicia Hasell, AESC Americas Council Chair, commented: “The AESC Council of the Americas plays a critical role in ensuring the highest standards in the executive search and leadership consulting profession throughout North, Central and South America. I look forward to working with my fellow Council members and our Board to pave the way for the future of the profession, continue to improve client service, and maintain the highest commitment to ethics, across the Americas and beyond.”

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

The complete 2018 AESC Council of the Americas includes:

  • Alicia Hasell, Boyden, Chair – Houston
  • Cathy Logue, Stanton Chase, Vice Chair – Toronto
  • Tony Bolliger, CareerSMITH, Secretary and Treasurer – Orange County, CA
  • Kate Bullis, SEBA International, Chair Emeritus – San Francisco
  • 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
  • Suzanne Burns, Spencer Stuart – Chicago
  • Jesus Castillo, Contevenca/IIC Partners – Caracas
  • Matrice Ellis-Kirk, RSR Partners – Dallas
  • Eileen Finn, Eileen Finn & Associates – New York
  • Rodrigo Foz Forte, EXEC – Executive Performance/Panorama – São Paulo
  • Julian Ha, Heidrick & Struggles – Washington, DC
  • Kurt B. Harrison, Russell Reynolds Associates – New York
  • Dennis J. Kain, Tyler & Company – Philadelphia
  • Alan J. Kaplan, Kaplan Partners – Philadelphia
  • Morten Nielsen, Witt/Kieffer – Cleveland
  • Anna Luiza Osser, Osser&Osser – São Paulo
  • Keith Pearson, Pearson Partners International/IIC Partners – Dallas
  • Adriana Prates, Dasein Executive Search – Belo Horizonte
  • Shana Plott, Coleman Lew & Associates – Charlotte
  • Diana Rake, TRANSEARCH – Lima
  • Ximena Rodriguez, Sommer Group – Santiago
  • José Ruiz, Alder Koten – Houston and Monterrey, Mexico
  • Craig Stephenson, Korn Ferry – New York
  • David Turner, Kincannon & Reed – Phoenix
  • Xavier de Zamacona, DeZaSearch – Mexico City
  • Josh Zigman, Raines International – New York


About Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants

AESC is the voice of excellence for the executive search and leadership consulting profession worldwide. Its rigorous Code of Professional Practice guides members in nearly 1,300 offices in 74 countries and beyond to serve as strategic advisors on behalf of their clients. In turn, AESC members are best positioned to provide companies with a competitive advantage—the ability to find, attract and develop the best talent in the world and ensure that executives are successfully integrated.