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Witt/Kieffer Announces Expansion of Sports Leadership Practice

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Oak Brook, IL – Signaling its commitment to college sports, Witt/Kieffer has named experienced executive recruiter Katy Young as a senior associate in its expanding Sports Leadership practice.

Experienced in both collegiate and professional sports executive search, Young has supported over 40 searches for Division I head coaches and athletic directors. She has worked with clients across professional sports (including NBA, MLB, and NHL teams) as well as major events and venues.

“As we look to continue to expand our current efforts in the field of sports leadership, we are thrilled to welcome Katy and her capabilities to our practice,” said Greg Santore, principal and practice leader of Witt/Kieffer’s Sports Leadership practice. “Katy has a track-record of success and we look forward to the tremendous support she will bring to the table, especially within the area of coaches for men’s and women’s college sports. With her on our team, we are better fit to serve our existing clients and beyond.”

Based in Dallas, Young will provide a fresh focus, in particular, for the firm’s recruitment of university and college coaches. “I am excited about the opportunity to join Witt/Kieffer’s Sports Leadership practice and to continue to develop new and existing relationships that enhance the industry,” Young said. “As a result of working with college coaches in particular and establishing personal relationships with them, I’ve learned to evaluate and present candidates based on fit and have developed a feel for the industry that I am confident will complement existing efforts by Witt/Kieffer.”

Witt/Kieffer’s Sports Leadership practice recruits leaders for colleges and universities, sports foundations, alumni associations, governing bodies and sports federations, professional leagues and teams, and other non-profit charitable organizations.

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