360 Youth Services Client Success Story

The Board of Directors of 360 Youth Services in Naperville, IL chose KEES/Alford Executive Search (AES) as its partner in the search for its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As the “face” of 360 Youth Services, the new CEO would further expand the public image of the organization in Naperville and throughout DuPage County, while also bringing strong leadership in the areas of expansion and strategy as the organization implements plans for financial and programmatic growth. Heather Eddy, President and CEO of KEES/AES, lent her expertise to guide the Board in identifying a candidate with the right mix of experience and persona to achieve the goals of the organization.

Harley Jones (far right) in his new role as 360 Youth Services CEO

Harley Jones (far right) in his new role as 360 Youth Services CEO

360 Youth Services provides life-changing services through substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing, helping all youth navigate life’s challenges. An organization with a 45-year history, in 2016 it served its 1000th client, and provided housing for 65 homeless youth, counseling for over 600 families and children, and prevention services for over 26,000 young people to encourage them to make healthy choices.

Ultimately, Harley Jones was selected as 360’s new CEO. Harley’s expertise in the areas of community engagement, fund development and community partnerships build upon the existing strengths of the Board and are the perfect fit for the organization.

KEES and Alford Executive Search allow organizations to stay focused on their mission and impact in the community by taking the time to understand their partners and their goals, translating this into a successful and rewarding staffing experience.

“The KEES/AES and 360 search partnership was essential to future plans of the organization. Their guidance to the Board during the search process not only led to the hire of Harley Jones, but also helped us grow as a Board.
-Debra Lellbach, Board President, 360 Youth Services