Voorhees Associates is a full service executive recruitment and
selection firm that provides you with
valuable assistance so you can focus on the key personnel
decisions. We customize the recruitment process to meet your
organization’s needs, including a thorough analysis of the
organization, the position and the community, as well as a complete
understanding of the hiring authority’s expectations. Our years of
experience in local government allow us to reach out to candidates
who are unaware of your opportunity, but may be well suited to the
challenges and expectations you’ve outlined.
The period of transition from one superintendent to another is a
most challenging time for any board of education. Not only must the
school board confront the uncertainties of selecting a new chief
school officer, it must also continue to govern the school
district. At the same time, this challenge presents an opportunity
for the school board to examine district needs, to involve the
greater school community, and to chart a future course.
Voorhees Associates views the recruitment and selection process as
much more than merely "finding the next superintendent." We believe
that the superintendent recruitment and selection process is but
one component in the larger task of leadership transition. The time
between resignation/retirementof the current superintendent and
appointment of a successor presents opportunities for reflection,
study,decision-making,and planning for the school district. The
quality of work done during this period will impact both the
recruitment and selection process and long-term outcomes for the
district. Many of our clients have commented that the recruitment
and selection process was a bonding experience for the elected
officials, assisting them in charting their future course.
Heidi Voorhees has extensive experience working with
not-for-profit organizations. She currently sits on the
Boards of three not-for-profit corporations and is the founder and
President of a fourth - an organization dedicated to developing
baseball fields for differently-abled children. Ms. Voorhees'
unique perspective as a Board member, Foundation Board President,
Capital Campaign Co-Chair and founder, combined with her executive
recruitment experience, gives her an understanding of the
challenges facing today's not-for-profit organizations.
In addition to his experience in municipal government, Voorhees
Associates Vice President Steve Veitch has served two prominent
national law firms in various executive capacities. In these
roles he has been involved in recruitment of attorneys at middle
and senior experience levels. Other Voorhees Associates
consultants have experience in recruitment and selection of legal
talent for their municipal organizations. Voorhees Associates
Vice President Dr. Karl Nollenberger brings extensive experience at
the county level.
Utility Management Recruitment
Voorhees Associates Vice President Doug Williams has over 35
years of experience in the management of electric utilities.
He served as President of the Illinois Municipal Utility
Association and spearheaded a successful effort to enact a state
statute which authorized creation of the Illinois Municipal
Electric Agency, a joint action agency that now provides wholesale
electricity to 33 public power systems. Steve Veitch also has
electric utility management experience, as well as experience
working with utilities through a utility management consulting
firm. He was a participant in the formation of a joint action
agency established for the benefit of public power entities in
Arizona. Together, Doug and Steve offer a unique range of
experience in electric utility management.
The parallels between public sector management and law firm
management are significant. Many public sector managers have
made the transition to law firm management very successfully
because the skills that are essential to success in the public
sector transfer perfectly to the law firm environment. With
13 years of senior executive level law firm management experience
in addition to his 24-year career in municipal planning and
management, Voorhees Associates Vice President Steve Veitch is
uniquely positioned to assist law firms in recruitment and
selection of executive talent.