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KEES retained by Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America in a search for its next Director of Development

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Nonprofit and public sector executive search firm KEES has been retained to find the next Director of Development for Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Headquartered in Lockport, Illinois and serving Will, Kankakee and Grundy counties, the Rainbow Council’s mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders. KEES Vice President Laura Weinman will lead the search supported by the entire KEES team, including Heather Eddy, President and CEO. 

Council Leadership for the Rainbow Council selected KEES after a competitive bid process largely due to KEES’ presence in the Council area and after previously working together on a successful prior BSA project. “We recently worked with KEES on a special project where the revenue goals were exceeded,” said Ted Karns, Scout Executive. “For this search, KEES was ultimately selected because they were familiar with our mission, passionate about serving nonprofits, and experienced with Development searches. We look forward to partnering with KEES.”

With significant Chicago metropolitan area presence and a strong track record placing development roles nationwide, KEES looks forward helping continue the mission of the Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America. Further details regarding the Director of Development opportunity will be released soon. Please contact for more information.

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KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams with dynamic leaders in the nonprofit 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


Jamie Sheffler