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Virginia Port Authority Selects Boyden to Search for New CEO

Top global executive search firm to partner with one of the nation’s top ports

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WASHINGTON, DC, June xx, 2013 The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has announced that Boyden has been retained to partner in selecting its new CEO. Rodney W. Oliver has been serving as VPA’s Interim Executive Director following the resignation of Jerry A. Bridges last October.

Tim McNamara, a Managing Director who resides in Boyden’s Baltimore and Washington, DC offices and global head of Boyden’s transportation and infrastructure practice, will lead the search.

“The VPA has selected Boyden Global Executive Search due to its proven history as a strong partner to VPA and its vast experience in recruiting leaders for seaports,” said David M. James, Director of Contracts & Real Estate, Virginia Port Authority. “Tim McNamara, who will lead Boyden’s recruiting team, is a globally renowned expert in the transportation infrastructure, maritime and terminal operations industries. Tim and Boyden have a deep understanding of the importance of VPA to the regional economy and what will be critical in our new leadership.”

“We have partnered with the VPA previously in conducting their CEO search in 2007,” Mr. McNamara said. “This will certainly be a coveted position and Boyden is honored to be selected to work with the Board and the Search Committee of the VPA to bring in the best person for this critical leadership role.”

Mr. McNamara brings over 24 years of senior level international search experience and is a senior member of Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice, focusing in the Aerospace, Defense & Intelligence and Transportation sectors. He is also a founding member of the firm’s Board Practice and co-founder of the Risk Management & Security sector. Mr. McNamara was named to Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s World’s 100 Most Influential Headhunters list.

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