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CEO Update Live: Managing change is key for executives

Association search consultants see high demand for candidates who have bipartisan respect, can navigate new industry dynamics

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From left, CEO Update's Mark Graham, Leslie Hortum of Spencer Stuart, Lorraine Lavet of Korn Ferry, Stephanie Tomasso of Russell Reynolds Associates and Jim Zaniello of Vetted Solutions.

March 17, 2017
By William Ehart

Despite political uncertainty and an evolving environment for association management, executive recruiters see a strong market for executives with the right attributes.

Leslie Hortum, managing partner at Spencer Stuart, said it’s not all about which party is in power now.

“The old adage that you need a demonstrated track record of working both sides of the aisle to advance your organization’s agenda is still true,” she said March 9 before an audience of nearly 100 association executives and others at the CEO Update Live: Executive Recruiting Forum.