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Boyden Global Executive Search Elects Trina Gordon as Chairman

Chicago-based industry leader one of the first women to steer major global search firm

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Boyden, a global leader in executive search with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries, announced today that Trina Gordon has been elected Chairman of the Board. Ms. Gordon, Managing Director in Chicago and a Board Member, was unanimously elected by the Board of Directors at the firm's annual global meeting.

Ms. Gordon will immediately begin a two-year term succeeding Pasi Koivusaari, Managing Director of the firm's Helsinki office. Mr. Koivusaari's two-year term as Chairman began in 2005. Ms. Gordon is one of the first women to hold a firm-wide leadership role of a major global executive search firm. She will set the agenda of the board as Chairman of one of the world's leading retained firms in executive search.

Trina brings the right experience at the right time to lead Boyden in our continued global growth,” said Chris Clarke, President and CEO of Boyden. “Trina is a highly respected search professional and her energy and commitment to client service will be a great asset to our firm in both established and emerging markets.”

Ms. Gordon joined Boyden in 1990 and has served as a Board Member since 2001. Previously, she was a Partner of another leading search firm.

“It's an honor to be chosen by my peers to serve as Chairman of a firm with the prestige and history of Boyden,” said Ms. Gordon. “I look forward to partnering with my colleagues to effectively help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex global talent marketplace, while continuing to grow the Boyden presence across the world.”

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Ms. Gordon is a member of the following Boyden Specialty Practices: Board of Directors, Consumer Products and Human Resources. She has led Board, CEO, COO and other C-suite searches for Fortune 500 and private corporations.

Ms. Gordon currently serves as President, Friends of Prentice of the Prentice Women's Hospital of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is a member of Northwestern Memorial Foundation's Campaign Steering Committee. She also is a member of the Board of Governors of the Chicago Zoological Society.

She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Auburn University and she has completed an Advanced Management Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

About Boyden World Corporation

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in high level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm's website at