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NEWS: Snodgrass Partners Adds Allied Partners

Executive Search and Sports Recruiting Firm
Partners Announces Allied Partners

Alliance of Women Coaches, Forward Progress Athletics Consulting, Moore Leadership,
True North Sports and Black & Veatch extend services

Overland Park, Kan. April 12, 2017 – Snodgrass Partners, Inc., an Executive Search, Sports Recruiting and Management Consulting firm, announced today the addition of four new Allied Partners. Theses value-added organizations were selected to broaden the leadership, recruiting and consulting solutions Snodgrass Partners provides to collegiate athletic programs.

We are incredibly excited about each of our new Allied Partners,” said Tom Jacobs, president. “I have had the privilege of working with each one of them over the course of my career as an athletic administrator. These are trailblazers in the world of college athletics. Each of them are well-respected leaders, gifted speakers and motivators whose talents propel coaches and programs to new heights.”

Alliance of Women Coaches – Megan Kahn, Executive Director
The Alliance of Women Coaches is dedicated to leading the field of women coaches, at all levels, by providing support, resources, and unparalleled events and programs for career development. Led by former collegiate athlete, NCAA Division I coach and athletic administrator, Megan Kahn, the Alliance of Women Coaches is home to the NCAA Women Coaches Academy (WCA), The Huddle and the Winning Careers in Athletics programs.

Forward Progress Athletics Consulting – John Shukie, Founder
Forward Progress provides clients with proven academic and compliance-related programs to enhance the higher education experience for student athletes. John Shukie is a former Director of Academic and Membership Affairs (AMA) at the NCAA national office, where he oversaw various academic and compliance-related programs. Before joining the NCAA, John was employed as an attorney at Bingham McCutchen, LLP in Boston. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Sports Law at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Moore Leadership – Jeff Moore, Founder
Jeff Moore helps leaders in both college sports and the corporate world to build championship teams using the revolutionary Striver Quotient® Assessment Tool. During his 23-year career as coach of the University of Texas Women’s Tennis Teams, his teams won two NCAA Championships, appeared in two NCAA finals, advanced to the Final Four three times, reached the Elite Eight three times, and won 18 conference titles. He also coached the men’s and women’s tennis teams at the University of Colorado and women’s basketball at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif.

True North Sports – Celia Slater, Founder
Pioneering, forward-thinking and solution-focused, Celia Slater is a nationally-recognized leader committed to providing professional development opportunities for coaches looking to go beyond the X’s and O’s of the game. Celia’s goal with True North Sports is to challenge coaches to “begin within” to find their own internal compass to build a culture that wins. True North hosts the acclaimed Camp Elevate – a summer camp for creative, innovative and “people-first” coaches across all sports who are committed to their personal and professional development and who believe in the power of collaboration and community.

In addition, Snodgrass Partners’ Executive Recruiting practice has formed an Allied Partnership with the award-winning Black & Veatch Business Excellence (BEx®) program. Led by Global Vice President and BEx Director José Pires, BEx provides a disciplined approach to innovation, leadership development and value creation that has proven highly successful for more than a decade.

Pires is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, business transformation and growth acceleration. BEx Innovation Leader Stefana Saxton helps clients to identify, prioritize, and execute mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, its business partners, and clients globally.

The newest Allied Partners join an outstanding group of thought leaders, which includes Larry Bonfante (CIO Bench Coach), Dr. Mark Kovacs (The Kovacs Institute), Dr. Brian Russell (executive leadership assessment) and Thomas McCoy (Employee Engagement Institute).

These partnerships demonstrate our commitment to extending our own line-up of services to include solutions from elite providers who can help collegiate athletic programs and companies learn how to ‘up their game’ and deliver measurable results and a greater impact,” said Founder and CEO Steve Snodgrass.

About Snodgrass Partners, Inc.
Since its inception in 2001, Snodgrass Partners has conducted hundreds of successful Executive Search, Consulting and RPO assignments for regional, national and international organizations of all sizes and from an array of vertical markets. The firm’s Sports Recruiting and Consulting practice identifies coaching talent and provides leadership development for intercollegiate Olympic sports programs and professional/leadership talent for tennis and golf clubs. Snodgrass Partners is a Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Corporate Partner.


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