Heather Eddy

President & CEO

“Having the right leadership team is essential for your organization’s success. We help you find key leadership or realign current leadership for maximum success.”

Heather was appointed President & CEO in 2013.  Previously she served as COO, managing C-level searches, both national and local. She provided Management Leadership at The Alford Group for ten of her seventeen years at the firm, including, Chief Marketing Officer, led the launch of Knowledge Management Solutions, and managed the firm’s strategic partnerships, national training programs and delivery of service.  From 1996 – 2006, she led various firm-related projects while simultaneously serving firm clients in fund-raising, governance, and strategy projects.

Additionally, she founded KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) as an extension of Alford Executive Search to help organizations build and grow their leadership through KEES to strong leadership.


Founded KEES:    2013
Began leading Alford Executive Search:   2007
Joined The Alford Group:   1996

Clients served include:

  • The Salvation Army (multiple Territory and Divisional projects)
  • Alzheimer’s Association (at the chapter and national level)
  • The Greater Chicago Food Depository

Education and Credentials:

  • Bachelors degree from Purdue University
  • Masters degree from Purdue University
  • Certificate of Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2001


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