By Greg Hazley
IABC has kicked off a search an executive director to lead the global group of communications pros.
The association has hired McLean, Va.-based Patino Associates to head the search after interviewing several firms.
Longtime president Julie Freeman is stepping down at the end of the year.
Search committee chair Robin McCasland said IABC is on the hunt for a “visionary leader and strategic thinker.”
The group has set a September 2 deadline for resumes and expects a first round of interviews by mid-month. An announcement could come in early November.
The group wants a director to help grow its membership and develop new global chapters by developing products, services and networking opportunities.
Nearly 40 percent of IABC‘s 15,000 members hail from the corporate side.
Resumes and referrals go to Michael Patino (Michael [at] patinoassociates [dot] com, 703/293-6333).