Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates
today announced the addition to the Washington, D.C., office of Jett
Pihakis as Executive Director in the Nonprofit sector and Higher
Education practice and Jennifer Rockwood as Associate in the Industrial
and Natural Resources sector based in Chicago.
Jett Pihakis joins Russell Reynolds Associates in the Nonprofit sector
and Higher Education practice and will focus his search efforts on
high-impact leaders for educational institutions and significant
nonprofit organizations. Prior to Russell Reynolds Associates, Jett
served as Vice President for Programs at Management Leadership for
Tomorrow-a nonprofit that addresses the under-representation of
minorities in leadership positions within top-tier M.B.A. programs and
Fortune 500 companies-managing their college, M.B.A., executive and
alumni programs. Before Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Jett served
as Associate Dean of the Full-Time M.B.A. Program at Georgetown
University, where he led the vision and strategy to recast the
institution's M.B.A. offering as a premier program.
Jett also held positions at the University of California, Berkeley as
Director of Domestic Admissions for the Full-Time M.B.A. Program, at
Golden Gate University as Director of Alumni Relations and at Vanderbilt
University as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions. He
received his B.A., summa cum laude, in psychology from Vanderbilt
University and his Ph.D. in education administration and policy analysis
with a focus in higher education from Stanford University.
"Searching for the right leaders in nonprofit and academic institutions
has become a major priorty as the challenges and complexities
associated with running these large-scale organizations continue to
increase," said Kimberly Archer, the firm's Nonprofit Sector Leader.
"Jett joins our practice with the critical experience and knowledge to
serve the leadership needs of our clients."
Joining the Chicago office, Jennifer Rockwood will focus her search and
assessment work on executives in the Industrial and Natural Resources
sector. Jennifer was most recently with Capgemini, in Shanghai, serving
as China Global Smart Energy Service Lead. There, she was responsible
for helping city and utility clients develop strategic road maps for the
implementation of smart technologies. While based in China, she also
spent extensive time working with utility clients across Asia/Pacific on
their smart grid strategic initiatives. In addition, she helped lead the
company's efforts to develop its strategic footprint in the region's
smart technologies space.
Before her work in China, Jennifer spent three years with Capgemini in
the United States, partnering with utility clients to execute
organizational realignment and to redesign activities driven by the
introduction of advanced metering and smart grid technologies. Jennifer
received her B.A. in international studies from the University of North
Carolina and her M.Phil. in modern Chinese studies from the University
"The industrial and natural resources industry faces the challenge of
satisfying increasing global demand for energy and infrastructure while
simultaneously doing the utmost to protect the environment," said Curt
Ross, Leader of the firm's Industrial and Natural Resources sector.
"With a background in utilities, green initiatives and international
markets, Jennifer is uniquely equipped to bring our clients the valuable
strategic insights they need to find the best talent."
About Russell Reynolds Associates
Leadership, Succession and Search. Russell Reynolds Associates is
a global leader in assessment, recruitment and succession planning for
chief executive officers, boards of directors and key roles within the
C-suite. With more than 300 consultants in 41 offices around the world,
we work closely with both public and private organizations across all
industries and regions. We help our clients build boards and executive
teams that can meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the
digital, economic, environmental and political trends that are reshaping
the global business environment. www.russellreynolds.com. Follow
us on Twitter: @RRAonLeadership.
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