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Heidrick & Struggles Partners Named to Prestigious 2011 NACD Directorship 100

Heidrick & Struggles Partners Named to Prestigious 2011 NACD Directorship 100

 Bonnie Gwin and Ted Dysart Honored Among the Year's Most Influential Boardroom Leaders

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, is pleased to announce that two of our distinguished leaders, Bonnie Gwin, vice chairman and managing partner, North America Board of Directors Practice and Ted Dysart, vice chairman and leader within the global CEO & Board Practice were recently named to The Directorship 100. The annual list compiled by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is based on a survey of 15,000 public company directors and officers. Both Gwin and Dysart have been honorees in previous years.

"This is a very important acknowledgement to Heidrick & Struggles it is crucial to recognize those who influence corporate governance best practices in the boardroom," said Kevin Kelly, chief executive officer of Heidrick & Struggles.

Gwin is Managing Partner, North America of the Board of Directors Practice and focuses on searches both at the director and CEO level across a wide range of industries. Gwin is widely quoted and speaks frequently on diversity in the boardroom as well as Board and CEO Succession trends and best practices. Gwin is currently Chairman of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and a member of the Georgetown University Board of Regents.

Dysart is a functional specialist working exclusively on board, CEO and succession planning engagements. Ranked by BusinessWeek as one of the 150 most influential head hunters in the world, he has placed more then 500 executives on the boards of Fortune 500, mid-cap and private companies. Dysart serves on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, the US Navy Memorial and Surgery for the Poor.

Gwin and Dysart will both be recognized at a Gala dinner held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on November 8.

The Directorship 100 was created to acknowledge directors and chief executive officers as well as governance advocates who have demonstrated a strong commitment for upholding the highest standards and best practices in corporate governance and those whose influence on boardroom issues furthers the state of corporate governance in the United States and around the world. To view the full list of 2011 NACD Directorship 100 honorees, please visit www.NACDonline.org/2011-D100-Honorees.

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