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Research Triangle Foundation Selects Executive Search Firm for New Leader


The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, managers and developers of The Research Triangle Park – the leading and largest high tech research and science park in North America, has selected a Greensboro-based national executive search firm with extensive experience in non-profit recruiting and economic development profession to conduct the search for the new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Jorgenson Consulting was selected from among a group of well-positioned national search firms and is moving forward on the search immediately.

The search committee, comprised of nine Foundation board members, will guide the search process for the next president of the Research Triangle Foundation. The committee expects the search process to produce both local and national candidates having a broad range of executive experience. The committee plans to conclude its work and name a new President and CEO by the end of 2011.

Liz Rooks, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is currently serving as the Interim President and CEO until a new leader is announced. 

About The Research Triangle Park 

The Research Triangle Park is the leading and largest high technology research and science park in North America, covering 7,000 total acres and is home to more than 170 companies employing over 38,000 full-time knowledge workers.  Founded in 1959, The Research Triangle Park is developed and managed by the non-profit Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina. The Foundation is responsible for building and maintaining the physical aspects of the Park; attracting and retaining Park companies; and enhancing the competitive position of the Park and the Triangle region.  To learn more about The Research Triangle Park, visit

About Jorgenson Consulting 

Jorgenson Consulting is a leading executive search firm focused on community and economic development organizations.  Specializing in the recruitment and placement of superior executives, Jorgenson Consulting is an influential contributor in the rapidly changing chamber of commerce, downtown development and economic development field. To learn more about Jorgenson Consulting, visit



Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, / 919.549.8181

Joan Jorgenson, Jorgenson Consulting, / 410.336.6489