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Steve Nissen

placed as

President and CEO at Hollywood Chamber

of Commerce

Steve previously served as Senior Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs at NBCUniversal. READ MORE

Susannah Wesley-Ahlschwede

placed as

Chief Marketing Officer at Florida State University (FSU)

Susannah previously served as Vice President, Communications for Takeda Pharmaceuticals.


Claire Machamer

placed as

Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing at Berklee

Claire previously served as the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).

Phil Koek

placed as

Director of Compensation, Benefits, and HRIS at

Volunteers of America

Los Angeles (VOALA)

Phil previously served in senior HR roles for Mechanix Wear, Parmavite, Farmers Insurance, City of Hope, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

PSIRCH (division of Berkhemer Clayton) announces Retained Executive Search for Director, Center for Quantum Architecture & Software Development, for Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in partnership with Northrop Grumman.

Alexandria, Virginia, April 24, 2023 – PSIRCH, on behalf of Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in partnership with Northrop Grumman, is managing an exclusive senior-level search for Director

of the Center for Quantum Architecture & Software Development, a brand-new state-of-the-art quantum center in Alexandria, Virginia. The Director will lead the quantum effort, set the strategy, vision, and impactful research direction for quantum, hire a team of 5+ faculty

members, and continue the growth of the center to raise its acclaim, attract notable talent in quantum, and integrate internally and externally across the quantum ecosystem for the Center. 


Building on the already successful quantum program of VTQ at the Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus, instituting a world-class quantum program, and developing the Innovation Campus into a leading destination for quantum, the Center Director will be a key standard-bearer for the quantum community in this consequential region worldwide for quantum R&D. 


Qualified candidates for this endowed chair and tenured appointment will already be recognized leaders in the field of quantum information theory and/or related fields, and will bring to bear a wealth of notable research, collaboration, and previous partnerships across academia, government, and industry. 


Exceptional candidacies of foreign nationals will be considered, with a preference, though not a requirement, for U.S. citizens. With Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion high on the agenda, all qualified candidates, including those with a background of championing DE&I, are invited to express their interest in consideration for the role, at:


For more information see:

Los Angeles 50/50 Women on Boards Event May 18th!

For women who want to guide their careers to corporate board service in their future, the Los Angeles 50/50 Women on Boards “in-person”  event offers interactive coaching by Corporate Directors, and a panel of women who were recently selected for their first boards, sharing “How They Did It”. Katie Koch, CEO of TCW, will moderate panelists Stacie Olivares, April Henry, and Nanxi Liu, with veteran director Leslie Heisz. 50/50WOB CEO (at right) Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, also CEO of Berkhemer Clayton, will share latest research about status of women on boards. Los Angeles will kick off the 2023 series of 19 events in U.S. and international cities.


For overall information about 50/50 Women on Boards,

Berkhemer Clayton has a 29-year track record of successful senior-level searches for corporations, higher education and nonprofit organizations. We specialize in management-level executive searches in C-Suite & Corporate Boards, Marketing & Communications, Finance, Accounting & HR, and Quantum Technology, with focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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