LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International
(NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today
announced that Kenneth Whipple will assume the role of non executive chair
from Paul C. Reilly effective May 1, 2009. Mr. Reilly has accepted the role
of president of Raymond James Financial and will step down as executive chair
and a member of the board at the end of the month. Concurrently, Patti Hart
recently accepted the position of president and CEO of International Game
Technology and as a result will relinquish her role as lead director, but will
remain on the Korn/Ferry board.
Mr. Whipple has served on the Korn/Ferry board since 2004. He is also the
chairman of CMS Energy Corporation and is a member of the advisory board of
Miller Buckfire. Mr. Whipple retired from Ford Motor Company in 1999 after a
distinguished 40 year career in which he held various positions including vice
president of corporate strategy, chairman of Ford of Europe and chairman and
CEO of Ford Credit.
"Korn/Ferry is fortunate to have a world-class board comprised of leading
directors with impeccable credentials and experience and the leadership skills
required to help us navigate our transformation," said Gary Burnison, CEO of
Korn/Ferry International. "I would like to thank Paul once more and wish him
well in his new endeavor. Additionally, I thank Patti for her continued
service to the board and wish her the best in her new role at International
Game Technology. Finally, I look forward to working even more closely with Ken
as he assumes the chairman position."
About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International, with more than 90 offices in 40 countries, is a
premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles,
the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop,
retain and sustain their talent. For more information on the Korn/Ferry
International family of companies, visit www.kornferry.com.
SOURCE Korn/Ferry International
CONTACT: Dan Gugler of Korn/Ferry International, +1-310-226-2645,
Web Site: http://www.kornferry.com