Many of the world’s leading executive search professionals will converge on Nashville April 6-8 to participate in the 54th Global Partners Meeting of Stanton Chase, a global retained search firm.

The event will be hosted by the Nashville office of Stanton Chase, which has more than 70 offices in 45 countries.

“It is a distinct honor to be able to showcase Nashville and its southern hospitality to our colleagues from all over the world,” said Daniel Casteel, Managing Director of the Nashville office and Regional Vice President, North America. “They will find that Nashville is a diverse city with many of the nation’s major corporations based here. These meetings always feature social events and business opportunities as we share ideas and strategies for finding the finest talent for our global clients.”

The event will feature a wide range of symposiums based on Stanton Chase’s diverse practice groups. They include Consumer Products & Services; Financial Services; Government, Education & Non-Profit; Industrial; Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation; Natural Resources & Energy; Professional Services; Technology; Board & CEO Services; CFO & Financial Executives; Diversity Recruitment; Human Resources; and Private Equity.

“Stanton Chase is a very collegial, entrepreneurial organization,” said Mickey Matthews, Global Chairman and Managing Director of the Baltimore, MD office. “Since many of our searches are global in nature it is extremely important for us to meet on a regular basis to discuss these cross-cultural international assignments. Our footprint of offices gives us a distinct advantage as we identify candidates and leaders for countries on virtually every continent.”

One of the highlights of the Global Partners Meeting is the presentation of the Stanton Chase Chairman’s Diversity and Inclusion Award.

“Gender and ethnic diversity in our work is extremely important on boards and in the C-suite because they must reflect a wide range of opinions as companies reach out to a growing international marketplace,” said Lyn Cason, co-chair of the Stanton Chase Diversity Practice Group. “Our goal is to highlight and celebrate the work of our clients. Stanton Chase prides itself on being an advocate for helping our clients create corporate cultures that embrace diversity and have inclusion as a priority within their businesses.”

The winners of last year’s awards were:

  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a premier broadcasting and media company
  • Novartis, an international healthcare solutions company that address the evolving needs of patients and societies, received the award for top global company
  • T. Rowe Price, a global investment management firm

The criteria for the award included:

  • Best practices in diversity initiatives
  • Diversity representation at the Board and Executive levels
  • Overall employee diversity representation
  • Innovative diversity recruiting practices

“Recognizing corporate excellence in diversity initiatives with this award has been one of the most memorable events of our meeting,” said Beata Sokolowska-Pek, co-chair of the Diversity Practice Group and Managing Director of the Warsaw, Poland office. “Our role as search consultants involves encouraging diversity among our clients, so it is pleasure to recognize excellence among these recipients.”

The award will be presented Thursday, April 6 at a private reception at the Music City Center. Prominent CEOs and business leaders from the Nashville area have been invited. Amy Elliott, PhD, Research Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will be the keynote speaker. She is one of the nation’s leading innovators and thought leaders on the future of additive manufacturing, and acted as project lead for the world’s first ever 3D printing vending machine. A seasoned speaker, Elliott has been invited to conferences around the country, and was featured in the Discovery Channel's hit TV show, The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius.

SOURCE: Stanton Chase