Lucas Group Announces Nine Associate Promotions

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Recruitment firm demonstrates continued commitment to Associate career growth

Lucas Group

As a professional services firm, we believe our success is intricately linked to our Associates—not only to their business achievements, but to their personal growth and professional fulfilment as well.

Lucas Group today announced the promotions of nine high-performing Associates, representing a variety of the firm’s functional business verticals and geographic markets. From Tampa to Los Angeles, these demonstrated recruitment professionals deliver trusted, reliable search and placement services to hiring companies and candidates nationwide.

For more than 45 years, Lucas Group has been steadfast in its commitment to provide Associates professional development opportunities and clear, attainable career progression paths. Structured for long-term success, North America’s leading executive recruitment firm invests time, training and talent to help Associates prepare for—and compete in—our nation’s competitive business environment.

“As a professional services firm, we believe our success is intricately linked to our Associates—not only to their business achievements, but to their personal growth and professional fulfilment as well,” said Andi Jennings, President and CEO of Lucas Group. “We wholeheartedly celebrate promotions at Lucas Group, because we understand these earned progression points along an Associate’s career path are external illustrations of their hard work, dedication to excellence and sustained focus on results.”

The following Associates were recognized for promotion in September and October:

Promoted to Executive Senior Partner:

  •     Anya Hurtado—Executive Senior Partner, A&F Contract; Chicago

Promoted to Senior Partner:

  •     Molly Garvey—Senior Partner, Human Resources; Los Angeles
  •     Scott Pugh—Senior Partner, Information Technology; Chicago
  •     Shirley Ray—Senior Partner, Human Resources; Tampa
  •     Meredith Taliaferro—Senior Partner, Accounting & Finance; Los Angeles
  •     Preston Taylor— Senior Partner, Information Technology; Chicago
  •     Steve Yi—Senior Partner, Manufacturing; Irvine

Promoted to Senior Executive Search Consultant:

  •     Jordan English—Senior Executive Search Consultant, Manufacturing; Dallas
  •     Matt Lamson—Senior Executive Search Consultant, Sales & Marketing; Chicago

“These nine highly accomplished individuals personify Lucas Group’s mission to build partnerships with hiring companies and professional candidates and to deliver talent solutions that drive businesses forward,” said Jennings. “The Associates recognized for promotion in September and October exemplify our organization’s consultative, collegial approach to recruitment. I celebrate their past achievements and look forward to their future accomplishments.”

With over 350 Associates and 15 office locations, Lucas Group blends broad national reach with focused, localized search methods to deliver consultative management recruitment services to America’s SMB, mid-tier and Fortune 500 markets. Organized into seven practice groups, the firm serves key business functionalities, including Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Military Transition.

About Lucas Group
Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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