Gwinnett Chamber Taps Korn/Ferry International to Conduct Search for Next Chief Executive Officer—Job Description Posted

Gwinnett Chamber Taps Korn/Ferry International to Conduct Search for Next Chief Executive Officer—Job Description Posted

(GWINNETT – METRO ATLANTA) November 2, 2012— The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Gwinnett’s voice for business and creator of quality job opportunities, enhanced vitality and quality of life, is pleased to announce that it has retained Korn/Ferry International, the world’s largest executive search firm, to conduct the search for a new Chief Executive Officer. This individual will succeed Jim Maran, who announced his plan to retire, concluding his tenure at the organization on December 31, 2012.

“The Gwinnett Chamber’s Transition Steering Committee went through a very thorough process to find the executive recruitment team that we feel can best represent us and ensure the fulfillment of our needs. We are excited to be working with Korn/Ferry and look forward to their leadership in this very important effort,” said Gwinnett Chamber Chairman, Raymer Sale.
With the hiring of Korn/Ferry International, the next step in the recruitment process is for the Committee and search firm to develop a job description and qualifications. The Gwinnett Chamber Transition Steering Committee is comprised of:

  • Sharon Bartels, Gwinnett Technical College, Co-Chair
  • Mike Levengood, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Co-Chair
  • Tom Andersen, Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.
  • Carla Carraway, Precision Planning, Inc.
  • Norwood Davis, 12Stone Church
  • Randy Hoffman, AGCO
  • Wayne Mason, Mason Family Management Company
  • Bill Russell, Russell Landscape Group
  • Raymer Sale, E2E Resources, Inc.
  • David Skidmore, NCR
  • John D. Stephens, John D. Stephens, Inc.
  • Richard Tucker, Arlington Capital, LLC
  • Philip R. Wolfe, Gwinnett Medical Center

Interested candidates will be able to read the job description and submit materials directly to Korn/Ferry through this link. Immediate questions can be sent to Korn/Ferry Senior Partner, Lorraine Lavet at

For information about the Gwinnett Chamber, including its structure, programs or initiatives, visit the following websites:

Traci Strom | 678-584-2267 |
Delaine Gray |770.232.8808|

About the Gwinnett Chamber
The Gwinnett Chamber serves as the voice for businesses, creating and growing quality job opportunities while enhancing the community’s vitality and quality of life. The Chamber offers the metro Atlanta business community a wealth of growth opportunity while collaborating with regional partners to drive economic and community development initiatives throughout Georgia. Through its fundamental objectives to create quality jobs and wealth, strengthen the community, and grow business, the Chamber serves more than 2,700 member companies in metro Atlanta while delivering solid programs and potential to connect businesses both regionally and globally.

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