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About the Search

Over the past several months, NAIT has been recruiting for our seventh president and CEO. There were two key teams involved in the search: the presidential search committee and an executive search firm.

Presidential search committee

The presidential search committee represents our Board of Governors in the recruitment process and was responsible for keeping the full board updated throughout the search.

The committee brought a select number of candidates in for an interview, create a short-list and present those short-listed candidates to the full board.

Members of this committee were

  • Ray Pisani, chair of the board, chair of the Governance Committee
  • Daryl Kruper, vice-chair of the board, chair of the Human Resources Committee, chair of the Campus Development Committee
  • Val Berger, chair of the Audit and Finance Committees
  • Vi Becker, chair of the External Relations Committee

Executive search firm

NAIT is pleased to have worked with Boyden, a highly experienced search firm with significant experience in post-secondary leadership recruitment.

Boyden’s experience, approach, and resources was an asset to NAIT during the search. Throughout the process, the Boyden team worked closely with NAIT’s presidential search committee to recruit high-quality candidates for the job.

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Key milestones

Task Anticipated Date Status
Issue RFP for search firm June 2019 Complete
Select search firm August 2019 Complete
Stakeholder engagement on job profile October 2019 Complete
Launch of executive search November 2019 Complete
Preliminary interviews January 2020 Complete
Short-list interviews February 2020 Complete
Announcement of new president & CEO Spring 2020 Complete