Kathrene Wales

Associate Consultant

“Our executive services are dedicated exclusively for the nonprofit sector across the United States. For our team of search consultants, recruiting the right person for the job is more than filling a position - the perfect hire translates into furthering the impact of the organization's mission.”

On the KEES/Alford Executive Search team, Kathrene works with clients to define their positions, research and network a strong applicant pool, and thoroughly screen applicants.

Kathrene has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years, working in, leading and guiding organizations to garner resources, promote and advance their work.  Her consulting work since 2003 has encompassed fundraising, marketing/public relations, special events management and  strategic planning with a service focus in the arts/culture, educational and social service arena.  She is a recipient of the international Athena Award for Outstanding Business Woman of the Year and was recognized as part of the “Women Making a Difference” tribute by Today’s Chicago Woman magazine.

Joined Alford Executive Search: 2006

Clients served include:

  • Senior Services of Snohomish County
  • The Memorial Foundation
  • The Salvation Army

Education and Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College

Prior Experience and Service:

  • Columbia College Chicago – Office of Institutional Advance
  • Arts Bridge – the nation’s first business incubator for arts and cultural organizations
  • Board Member for Hedwig Dances



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