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Nelson Mann Joins Witt/Kieffer

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Contact: Emma McKinstry
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Nelson Mann joins the firm as an Austin-based Partner in the Healthcare Practice

Oak Brook, IL, September 5, 2013 – Witt/Kieffer, one of the nation’s leading executive search firms, today announced that Nelson A. Mann, FACHE, has joined the firm’s Healthcare practice. Mann is a Senior Partner and will be based in Austin, Texas.

Mann comes to Witt/Kieffer from another leading executive search firm, for whom he opened an Austin office in 2005. Mann led that firm’s Diversity and For-Profit Organizations practices and was a member of its Academic Medicine Leadership, CEO and Financial Leadership practices. He has nearly 25 years of healthcare executive recruiting experience, during which he has worked with not-for-profit, for-profit, and community healthcare organizations, as well as teaching institutions and clinics.

“Nelson brings a broad, experienced perspective to his work that is essential at a time when healthcare is evolving so rapidly,” said Charles (Chuck) Wardell III, Witt/Kieffer President and CEO. “He has the ability to counsel clients and conduct executive searches with an eye towards where the industry is moving and what its future leadership needs are. We feel extremely fortunate to have him as part of our healthcare team.”

Mann began his career in managerial roles with Pepsi and Johnson & Johnson. Later he moved into executive search at a nationally known recruiting firm, quickly becoming Manager of the Healthcare Division. Under his guidance, the division grew five-fold. Mann also spent time heading up the healthcare division of an Austin-based boutique search firm.

A member and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Mann regularly speaks at events hosted by ACHE, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and other industry organizations. He is also a guest lecturer within the MHA program at Trinity University in San Antonio. A long-time resident of Austin, Mann serves on the board of two local not-for-profit organizations, the Rohi Foundation and Texas Reach Out Ministries.

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Witt/Kieffer is the nation’s largest and most experienced executive search firm specializing in healthcare, higher education and not-for-profit organizations. Founded in 1969, its mission is to identify outstanding leadership solutions for organizations committed to improving the quality of life. Clients include hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, medical schools, physician groups, colleges, universities, life sciences companies, sports foundations, and community service and cultural institutions. The firm conducts 500 search assignments each year for trustees, presidents, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CIOs, physician executives, medical school deans, clinical chairs and other senior executives. Its Solutions for Exceptional Leadership talent management services include leadership assessment, succession planning, onboarding and leadership transition. Visit for more information.



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