Trina Gordon, AESC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2021

The 2021 AESC Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Trina Gordon, President & CEO, Boyden.

At Boyden, including a decade as CEO, Trina is a recognized global leader in talent advisory and leadership solutions. She is highly regarded for her commitment to client service and adhering to the highest levels of professional quality and integrity. Guiding the global organization, she works closely with Boyden's board, practices and partners to execute the firm's strategy, growth and client performance standards in alignment with long-term objectives.

A member of Boyden’s Board of Directors and the Global Consumer & Retail, Board Services and Human Resources Practices, Trina brings extensive experience in executive search and leadership consulting for global and emerging public corporations, privately held and private equity-owned businesses. Trina has conducted engagements for C-level executives, including CEOs, COOs and business unit leadership as well as Board Directors and Chairs. She has been named to BusinessWeek’s "Top 50 World’s Most Influential Headhunters” and “The Career Makers: America’s Top 100 Executive Recruiters" (Harper business publication). She is a frequent contributor on executive search and corporate governance: featured in Nightly Business Report and a range of business media including FORTUNE, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Trina currently serves as a board member, Friends of Prentice of the Prentice Women's Hospital of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is a member of the Executive Committee of Northwestern Memorial Foundation’s Board of Directors. She is a member of the Chicago Zoological Society and The Chicago Network, and formally served on the advisory Council for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Auburn University. She is also a former member of The Economic Club of Chicago.

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