DHR International & IDA Partnership Enters 13th Year

June, 2017

Global Executive Search firm DHR International is pleased to announce their continued partnership with International Downtown Association (IDA) which has now entered its 13th year. DHR International along with its affiliate companies, Jobplex and Elevate Partners, will offer executive and next generation talent search services in addition to leadership development and assessment to IDA members.

IDA provides urban professionals a membership-based community in which members have access to resources, knowledge, and a network that fosters their continued work creating dynamic city centers connecting regions’ public and private sectors to foster community partnerships.

“We are extremely pleased to have this unique opportunity to work closely with IDA and its members throughout the world,” said David P. Smith, Partner and Economic Development Practice Leader. “Our Economic Development team focuses on building partnerships with our clients to assist them in identifying innovative and transformational leaders.  Leaders who can build exciting, creative, and vibrant communities.  Communities that will attract and retain a quality workforce that values a dynamic and diverse urban environment,” Smith said.

“IDA is extremely pleased to partner with a top international search firm,” said IDA’s President & CEO, David Downey. “The success of our member organizations is, to a very large degree, dependent upon the expertise, vision, and drive of the chief executive who leads the organization. DHR’s reputation for identifying exceptional executive talent, coupled with their understanding of metros and the diverse elements involved in urban development, make them an ideal partner. Under the provisions of the Preferred Provider Agreement, our member organizations will be able to avail themselves of DHR’s experience and global resources. As an example, DHR completed a ground breaking, leadership study, High-Performing Urban District CEOs for IDA.”

About the IDA
The International Downtown Association is the premier organization for urban place professionals who are shaping and activating dynamic city center districts. IDA’s members are downtown champions who bring urban centers to life, bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. The organization represents an industry of more than 2,500 place management organizations, employing 100,000 people throughout North America and growing rapidly around the world. Founded in 1954, IDA is a resource center for ideas and innovative best practices in urban place management. For more information, visit www.ida-downtown.org.

About DHR’s Economic Development Practice
DHR is the only major executive search firm with a dedicated Economic Development practice consisting of a fully integrated team representing both DHR (C-level search), and our affiliated company, Jobplex (Support roles to the C-Suite and the emerging leader category).  Diversity and inclusion are integral to the team and our process.  DHR’s Economic Development team is led by David Smith, Partner DHR, and supported by Tina Winner, Martita Mestéy, and Steven Oberhoffer Partners with Jobplex, a DHR company.

About DHR
Since 1989, DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. For more information on DHR International or Jobplex, visit www.dhrinternational.com  and www.jobplex.com.


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