USA Rugby using Korn Ferry for Nigel Melville Replacement

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For Immediate Release
Submitted by USA Rugby
May 4, 2016

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USA Rugby Chairman of the Board, Bob Latham

LAFAYETTE, CO – The application window the position of USA Rugby Chief Executive Officer [vacant with departure of Nigel Melville for the RFU] ended Saturday, April 16 and the national governing body of the rugby in the United States will now begin the process of interviewing eligible candidates. In order to help with the selection process and ensure all candidates are given a fair opportunity, USA Rugby and its Board of Directors have hired Korn Ferry to assist.

Korn Ferry is known as the “preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm.” With nearly 7,000 colleagues, their goal is to help leaders, organizations and societies succeed. Their Executive Search service helps organizations attract the best executive talent for moving their organization in the right direction.

Over 150 applications were received for the position of CEO and now Korn Ferry will begin screening candidates to determine those best suited to move on to the interview stage of the hiring process. A CEO search committee consisting of USA Rugby Board Members Jeremiah Johnson (USA Rugby Congress representative), Pam Kosanke (Athlete representative), Bob Latham (Chairman) and Peter Seccia (At Large) will work alongside Korn Ferry to assist in this screening process. All members of the USA Rugby Board of Directors will be involved in the final selection of the next CEO.

Nigel_Melville-Matt_McCarthy-Rugby_Wrap_Up-300x205We look forward to reviewing what looks like a very strong pool of eligible candidates,” said USA Rugby Chairman of the Board, Bob Latham. “The ultimate goal is to find the candidate best suited to continue the immense growth of this great game domestically, continue the vast improvement of our national teams and build on the strong commitments and relationships we have with the entire rugby community.

“This process will give every applicant a fair opportunity to become the next CEO of USA Rugby. We are excited to hire the candidate best suited for this incredibly important position.

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USA Rugby Congress representative PamKosanke

All candidates will now be taken under careful consideration by Korn Ferry and the search committee. Further information regarding the CEO search process and eventual hire will be released in due course.

About Korn Ferry
Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. We help leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Our nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through our Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep divisions.

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Peter Seccia (At Large)

About USA Rugby
Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has more than 100,000 active members, with more than 35,000 playing collegiate rugby and 35,000 playing senior club rugby. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. It also hosts more than 30 national playoff and championship events each year as a service to its members. In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced Rugby Sevens (the seven-a-side version of the game) will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Visit www.usarugby.org for more information.

Further Information:
Nick Sero | Manager, Communications and Digital Media | USA Rugby | nsero@usarugby.org

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