Lucas Group, a respected leader in professional recruiting, today announced that Ms. Andi Jennings, the company’s Vice President and General Manager, has been selected to succeed Art Lucas as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 18, 2009. In her new role, Jennings will be responsible for developing company growth strategies and working with Lucas Group’s global recruiter network to define and accelerate client service and candidate programs. Art Lucas, founder of Lucas Group, will retire after more than three decades with the company.
“Andi Jennings is one of the most respected executives in this industry and has played an integral leadership role in Lucas Group’s success to date,” said Art Lucas. “She has the deep knowledge of the executive search industry and Lucas Group’s business, as well as a keen understanding of our customers and the demands they face every day. As I go into retirement, I am confident that Andi’s appointment to CEO is the right step towards taking Lucas Group to the next level, and represents a natural evolution of leadership at the firm.”
Jennings began her career at Lucas Group in 1977 and, over the past 32 years, has worked her way up the ranks within the company. Most recently, as Vice President and General Manager she was responsible for strategic planning and leadership in Lucas Group’s Legal and Accounting & Finance divisions. During her tenure with Lucas Group, Jennings has opened several branch offices in major markets and led the project team responsible for a strategic acquisition of a key niche firm in the New York City market. She has led Lucas Group through the development, implementation and management of many key strategic partnerships with clients. Jennings has been widely published throughout her career on a number of career and recruitment-oriented topics.
“I will work diligently to preserve the best of what we have and build upon it,” said Jennings. “I consider it a privilege to be asked to carry on the continued success of Lucas Group. As I step into this role, I do so optimistically and with great excitement of what I, and the solid team I have around me, will achieve together.”
About Lucas Group
Lucas Group is one of the nation’s largest executive recruitment firms that built a reputation for successfully providing human capital placements in multiple markets and industries. The search firm has increased its reach, while maintaining a commitment to high performance and unsurpassed industry knowledge. Lucas Group focuses on recruiting top executives in management, advertising/marketing, sales, accounting, manufacturing, legal, military personnel transitioning and technical positions across all major industries. With offices nationwide and its expansion into Europe and Asia, Lucas Group performs search assignments for Fortune 100+ companies, as well as regional businesses and entrepreneurial firms.
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