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WithIt Board Member, Dr. Karen Wade, Joins RHR International

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RHR International Company, a world leader in executive and organizational development based in Wood Dale, IL, announced that Karen Wade, Ph.D., has joined its Atlanta office. Prior to joining RHR, Dr. Wade was an independent consultant to the home furnishings industry, advising retailers how to design customer experiences aligned with the needs and expectations of contemporary women consumers. She also served as Regional Vice President/Southern California for WithIt (Women in the Home Industries Today), receiving its Ambassador Award for launching that organizationís membership initiative in the Western states at the inaugural Las Vegas MarketSM in July 2005. Dr. Wade has 20 years of experience improving organizational performance through the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative programs and services in organizations ranging from private health care systems and not-for profit human services institutions, to publicly funded agencies. A specialist in working across cultures and in process facilitation, she consulted to The United States Agency for International Development bringing her expertise to numerous international assignments. Dr. Wade earned her doctorate in Psychology/Organizational Behavior from Claremont Graduate University in Southern California. In her new role at RHR International Dr. Wade brings her deep understanding of people and organizations to the development of senior executive talent. "Karen Wade has the unique ability to envision the potential of individuals, organizations, even industries, before they see it themselves," says Sara Lyke, Executive Director, WithIt. "We congratulate her on this career move and are pleased that sheíll continue to serve on our Board as an advisor on professional and organizational development." "We are pleased to welcome someone with Karen Wade's experience to our firm," said Paul Winum, Atlanta Managing Director and Area Vice President of RHR International. "Our clients will certainly benefit from her ability to provide practical and measurable solutions to their organizational challenges." ********************* RHR International Company is a world leader in executive and organizational development. For over 60 years they have been assisting senior management in the areas of executive integration, high potential development, succession planning, team building and board effectiveness. RHR International has offices in the US, Canada, Belgium, England, Germany and Russia. The company is headquartered in Wood Dale, Ill. For more information or to explore career opportunities with RHR International, please visit our Web site at HYPERLINK "http://www.rhrinternational.com" www.rhrinternational.com

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