A Puyallup-based executive search firm that recruited the CEOs of Tacoma Goodwill and the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County has been chosen to select the next leader of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.
Hagel & Company, which also has offices in California, Oregon and Idaho, was chosen over Kansas City-based Waverly Partners to fill the job David Graybill had for 27 years before he retired last fall. Mike Hansch is interim CEO.
The chamber’s search committee chairman said Thursday that Hagel’s outreach program was a major factor in its favor.
“Everybody kind of likes the guy who’s out of town,” …