Executive Search Firm Selected for One Southern Indiana’s CEO and President Search

New Albany, IN. (September 19, 2023) – The One Southern Indiana (1si) Board of Directors has approved hiring Waverly Partners, a nationwide executive search firm with offices in, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Kansas City, to handle the President and Chief Executive Officer search. Waverly Partners was selected following an RFP process that resulted in a large number of highly competitive proposals.
Formed in 2001, Waverly Partners has expansive knowledge in executive-level recruitment and has a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofits, and professional service firms across the country. Their nonprofit clientele includes chamber of commerce and economic development organizations. 

“We are pleased to bring on Waverly Partners as our executive search firm,” noted Bryan Wickens, 1si Board Chair.  “Waverly Partners knows much about our region and what we seek regarding our next  CEO and President of 1si. Their record on successful CEO searches and proactive engagement with our Search Committee and process has been extraordinary, and we are excited to work with them moving forward in this important effort. ”

Waverly Partners will work with the 1si search committee, comprised of stakeholders, Board of Director members, business members, and investors. They will meet in the forthcoming weeks to create a detailed search plan and schedule meetings and opportunities for input from stakeholders, members, and investors. 
“Waverly Partners has an excellent track record when it comes to hiring for executive-level roles,” says Wendy Dant Chesser, current CEO and President of 1si. “I do not doubt that they will be able to find someone to continue the great work that 1si is doing for our Southern Indiana and Louisville Metro area.” 

If you have any confidential nominations or recommendations or would like to discuss the CEO opportunity, please contact Waverly Partners consultants Eric Peterson and Debbie Galbraith via email: 1si@Waverly-Partners.com.  

About One Southern Indiana
One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the economic development organization and chamber of commerce serving Clark and Floyd counties. 1si’s mission is to help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana / Louisville metro area via the three pillars of Business Resources, Economic Development and Advocacy. For more information on One Southern Indiana, visit www.1si.org.

Brittany Schmidt
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