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The Salvation Army Del Oro Division renews partnership with KEES

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The Del Oro Division of The Salvation Army has exclusively retained KEES, a leading nonprofit and public sector executive search firm, in its search for two critical roles that support philanthropy. Headquartered in Sacramento, the Del Oro Division offers community centers and service offices throughout northern California and northern Nevada.

Nationwide, KEES and The Salvation Army have a longstanding partnership dating back over 30 years when KEES was still part of Alford Group; at the same time this renews the most recent Del Oro Division partnerhsip from 2106. KEES has frequently been retained to provide Executive Search and Consulting Services for professional staff roles across numerous territories, divisions, commands, and service extension units to help strengthen leadership structures and lead various consulting services. For these specific hires, expected to be open by the end of April, the search will be led by KEES CEO and Founder Heather Eddy and Project Manager Katie VanderKlok. The roles include: Divisional Development Director and Donor Relations Director.

“KEES is thrilled to renew our partnership with The Del Oro Division and Divisional Commander, Major John Brackenbury,” states Heather Eddy. “Our executive search and consulting efforts continually result in successful Salvation Army hires across the country and with this recent partnership, we will continue to drive The Salvation Army’s mission and ministries forward. They continue to Do the Most Good.”

The Del Oro Division of The Salvation Army reached out to KEES after seeking inquiries and proposals from other executive search firms and consultants specializing in nonprofit organizations. KEES was selected as the most qualified executive search firm given its history, experience, and prior work with many aspects of The Salvation Army.

“Selecting KEES was the right choice,” said Del Oro Divisional Commander Major John Brackenbury. “KEES is familiar with The Salvation Army and has a longstanding dedication and passion for supporting the mission of the Army. We needed leadership that was familiar with The Salvation Army and are thankful for the opportunity to work with KEES again to hire two critical and essential roles for our Division.”

If you would like to recommend someone for the Divisional Director of Development and Donor Relations Director roles or have any questions, please email KEES directly at

About KEES

KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams and dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. A woman owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services, including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit Follow us on LinkedIn at KEES/Alford Executive Search and Facebook at Kees2success.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.

For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @SalArmyDelOro and on Facebook at The Salvation Army of Northern California.


Jamie Sheffler


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