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McDermott & Bull and Client THINK Together Announce the Placement of Beccie Dawson as Chief People Officer

IRVINE, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, LOS ANGELES, and PLEASANTON, California, June 8, 2010 – McDermott & Bull Executive Search, Southern California’s premier executive recruiting firm, announced today the successful appointment of Ms. Beccie Dawson as Chief People Officer for THINK Together in Santa Ana, California.

“Beccie’s experience managing the HR functions for large, fast growing organizations with operations throughout the U.S. made her a great fit for THINK Together, a company made up of over 1500 employees throughout 4 offices. While the final candidate pool for this search was made up of some very strong HR leaders, Beccie had the combined experience of working for startups that became multi-national and the operational experience to have the HR role help the business achieve its objectives. The combination of her HR experience, campaign coordinating background, and board involvement in non-profits also contribute to making her an ideal candidate,” explained Rod McDermott, Managing Director at McDermott & Bull.

Randy Barth, Founder and CEO of THINK Together added, “We are looking forward to working with Beccie to move our organization forward. THINK Together is a non-profit education company that is a unique blend of business people and educators. Beccie’s expertise in human capital will be central to our continued success.”

Prior to joining THINK Together, Beccie was a General Manager at American Correctional Solutions, Inc., a business contracted by the state to supply fully licensed, experienced physicians and systems, providing On-Site healthcare to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Her previous positions include the SVP and subsequently, EVP of HR at Sage, a computer software company, for over 9 years. She began her human resources career at Wonderware, where she served as the Director of Human Resources for over 10 years.

Beccie received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands. She went on to obtain her Masters in Human Resources & Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.

About the Client

THINK Together, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is one of California’s leading and largest providers of after-school programs serving 50,000 students at more than 200 schools and community centers throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. They partner with schools, parents, and the community, to provide a fun and safe place for students to learn and grow. The objective is to help each student achieve his/her full potential. While the public/private partnership programs known simply as THINK Together are generally offered free to students and their families in disadvantaged communities, they also offer THINK Together CARE for working parents who are in need of more traditional before and after-school care for their children. These THINK Together programs offer the highest quality of academic enrichment, homework assistance, dynamic physical activities, and nutrition education, while maintaining a fun and safe atmosphere for the students. This comprehensive approach allows them to provide the highest quality of academically-oriented after-school programs. THINK Together also offers enrichment classes and operates a number of community sites where they are able to provide additional services to the students and their communities. For more information, please visit www.thinktogether.org.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. (www.mbsearch.net) is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, Pleasanton, and Westlake Village. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Bio-tech and Life Science, Retail, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Christopher Bull and Rodney McDermott, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of clients in many industries. Some notable clients include Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Western Digital, Conexant, Invitrogen, Bausch and Lomb, Black & Decker, Mattel, Boeing, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, and Union Bank.

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