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Kris Landin McFeely

Managing Director, Executive Search LinkedIn

“For me, every search engagement is an opportunity to transform a client for the better. I strive to understand their specific needs, culture and, ultimately, vision for the future, and then to identify the leaders who can help them realize it.”

For more than 22 years, Kris McFeely has worked with Campbell & Company’s Executive Search team to find talented individuals that can make an impact on an organization’s mission for years to come.  Kris enjoys leading clients through the entire search process from start to finish and has successfully partnered with over 250 clients. Kris and the Executive Search staff work seamlessly together, sourcing Campbell & Company’s extensive network to identify the best candidates for client needs. Taking special care to understand those needs, Kris takes into account an organization’s culture, environment, and plans for the future.  With each search she undertakes, Kris especially enjoys opportunities to:

  • Build strong partnerships with clients’ senior leadership
  • Develop a deep understanding of the culture and strategic challenges of each client partner
  • Identify talented leaders who can contribute to advancing our clients’ missions
  • Work closely with clients and candidates to find a sustainable, productive match

Prior to joining Campbell & Company, Kris worked at the John G. Shedd Aquarium as a Senior Animal Care Specialist for 10 years. In addition to providing daily care and training for the marine mammal collection, she was responsible for the college internship program. In this role, she interviewed, hired, trained, and mentored college students who were interested in careers in zoo and aquarium-related fields.

Under Kris’s leadership, Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC)® ranked our Executive Search practice as one of the nation’s Top 10 search firms for women of color two years in a row, and Forbes Magazine has listed Campbell & Company as one of the country’s best executive search firms for four years. Kris was also honored in “Crain’s 2020 Notable Leaders in HR,” a Crain’s Chicago Business award program. She majored in psychology at Purdue University and is a member of the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants, where she serves on the Program Committee.

Areas of Expertise

Executive Director / CEO and senior level searches across a variety of nonprofit sectors including conservation and environmental organizations, independent schools, human services, arts and culture, and associations.

Recent Clients Served

  • American Nurses Foundation
  • American Prairie
  • Audubon Society of Portland
  • Chicago Children’s Choir
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • The Children’s Heart Foundation
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
  • Elawa Farm Foundation
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • Glacier National Park Conservancy
  • Grand Canyon Conservancy
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • John Burroughs School
  • Marwen
  • National Aquarium
  • Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC
  • The Prairie School
  • The Renaissance Society
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Start Early
  • Trust for Public Land
  • World Wildlife Fund
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