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Covenant Trust Company renews partnership with KEES to Find Next President

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Nonprofit and public sector executive search firm KEES has been retained to find the next President for Covenant Trust Company following the announcement that Ann Wiesbrock will retire. Ann has served in this role since 2010 and was placed by KEES, then known as Alford Executive Search. Located in Chicago, IL, Covenant Trust serves families and institutions with a full suite of trust capabilities, including investing, planning, trustee services, estate and gift planning, and guidance. KEES President Heather Eddy and Project Coordinator Megan Taylor will guide the search.  

This partnership builds upon KEES’ history and relationship with Covenant Trust Company, as well as with the Evangelical Covenant Church.

“We are thrilled to retain KEES, and look forward to partnering with them again in helping us select the next leader of Covenant Trust,” said Scott Hanson, Search Committee Board Chair and Senior Vice President of Finance for Covenant Ministries of Benevolence. “Their history and knowledge of our organization sets KEES apart, and their commitment to a diverse and inclusive search process was paramount as we chose a partner in this search.” 

As a premier executive search firm, KEES specializes in executive searches for top executive positions such as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, and President roles and has a long history of placing accomplished executives in the Chicago metropolitan area and nationally. KEES’ history of helping organizations transition from President or President-like leaders is a hallmark of its work and accomplishments. For over two decades, the team at KEES has been a leader in offering a proven search process with creative and unique approaches designed to fit each client partner’s needs.  

“It is a distinct honor when KEES is asked to fill a role that we previously placed,” said Heather Eddy. “We are thrilled to have been selected to partner with Covenant Trust following the transformational leadership from Ann. We congratulate Ann on her upcoming retirement and look forward to beginning the search process for the next leader.”

Confidential inquiries, candidate recommendations, and questions concerning this upcoming President search may be addressed to

About KEES 

KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a non-profit executive search firm that builds diverse teams with dynamic leaders in the non-profit and public sectors. A woman-owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of non-profit consulting services, including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit

About Covenant Trust Company   

Covenant Trust provides investment management, trustee services, and estate and gift planning to individuals, families, and institutions. Today, we have more than $2 billion under our care. We began in 1978 as a team within the Evangelical Covenant Church. In 1988, we expanded and started a stand-alone chartered trust company serving the public. Our founding values continue to drive our culture and our actions. Our investment team has a proven track record when it comes to performance. To meet your investment goals, we use some of the industry’s best fund managers. In our recommendations, we consider what’s most important to you – and tailor our services to address your priorities at every step along the way. For more information, visit


Jamie Sheffler