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Mary Kier Joins Senior Advisory Board of Kendall College's School of Business

CHICAGO – January 7, 2013 – Cook Associates Executive Search (, a leader in retained executive search, today announced that Mary Kier, CEO of Cook Associates Executive Search, has joined the Senior Advisory Board of Kendall College’s School of Business effective January 1, 2013.

Board duties include supporting student involvement and connection in the marketplace with internship opportunities and job leads/placements, providing input on curriculum development and marketing ideas for the school and its enrollment, and serving as ambassadors through outreach and networking in the business community.

“At Cook Associates we celebrate the tradition of giving back and serving the community,” said Kier. “With that principle in mind I am pleased to join Kendall College’s School of Business Senior Advisory Board, and hope to add significant value to the entire Kendall community – but especially for the students and their efforts to grow professionally – through my experience in executive search and business development.”

Kier also serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and of InterSearch, the worldwide organization of executive search firms.

About Kendall College

Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago, Illinois. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in businessculinary artsearly childhood education and hospitality management to a diverse and passionate community of more than 2200 students. The curriculum combines strong academics with practical experience and international educational opportunities that help give students in business, hospitality and culinary arts programs the skills and expertise to be leaders in their professions. Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),

About Cook Associates Executive Search

Cook Associates provides retained executive search services to multinational corporations, early-stage entrepreneurial companies, midcap, privately held and family-owned businesses, as well as venture capital- and private equity-backed firms. The company’s reputation as a trusted business advisor is built on decades of successfully identifying and guiding clients to the right solutions, whether to drive performance or to gain competitive advantage. For more information, visit





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