John Keister & Associates

Executive Search for Libraries and Nonprofits

Executive Search for Exceptional Leaders

We are a family-owned executive search firm that assists library organizations and nonprofits as they seek to hire exceptional leaders who will impact and transform their organizations.

During the past 36 years we have successfully completed over 400 executive level searches for organizations throughout the United States.
Our customers include public libraries, regional library systems of all sizes, nonprofits, academic libraries, and global technology companies.

We are an intentionally small firm and maintain a size that lends itself to creativity, responsiveness, agility, and integrity. Each search we undertake is customized and tailored to reflect the special character of the place and people a particular organization serves. We enjoy recruiting, identifying, and vetting leaders to evaluate how they may fit into your organization.

We know how to work effectively with governing boards through our own experience serving on public library boards, including roles as trustee and board president. We also consult on a wide range of issues including board effectiveness and succession planning, and are actively engaged as advocates for the library community.

When you select John Keister and Associates, you get a partner and a relationship that works to find the right leader who will expand your organization's capability and success.

We'd like to hear from you and discuss your needs. Please contact us to learn more about our services.

John Keister & Associates, LLC
Vernon Hills, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area)

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