Lynn Hazan, President, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc., has worked as an executive recruiter for 32 years. She specializes in communications, marketing and consulting searches for clients throughout the U.S., with a special emphasis on the Chicago area and Midwest.
Her clients are Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies, PR and advertising agencies, trade associations and not for profits. Clients represent companies in technology, consulting, packaged goods, food, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical education, financial, legal and professional services, transportation, real estate, architecture, interior design and home furnishings, industrial products, manufacturing, publishing, advertising and public relations. Candidates are placed in consumer, business-to-business and non-profit sectors.
SlideShare recognized Lynn’s SlideShare presentations in the top 4% in 2013. Employment Crossing ranked LH&A as the #12 PR recruiting firm out of 6,000 in 2013.
Lynn’s philosophy as a recruiter represents what she calls relationship marketing. She maintains long-term relationships with both clients and candidates to ensure successful placements.
Lynn is heavily involved in the professional community. She has spoken at Ragan Communications’ Speechwriter and Corporate Communications Conferences, BMA National Conference, Chicago Book Clinic, Marketing Roundtable of the Booth GSB, Northwestern University- IMC and Corporate Communications Programs, IIT-Stuart Graduate School of Business, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Loyola, DePaul, Columbia College, St. Xavier, AMA, IABC, PRSA, PCC, AWC, Black Public Relations Society, Chicago Speechwriter’s Forum, ASID, Chicago Co. of Friends through Fast Company Magazine, ABWA, Chicago Women in Publishing, Corporate Warriors and for various networking and professional groups. Lynn also serves as President for DePaul University’s Marketing Advisory Council.
Hazan is an active member of the Chicago BMA (Member of the Year for 2011-2012 and New Member of the Year for 2003-2004) and the AMA. She volunteers on the Program Committee and co-chaired the donations committee for the BMA’s fundraiser, Biz Bash. Lynn is quoted in many AOL/CareerBuilder articles. She is also acknowledged as an expert author for EzineArticles:
Lynn has been profiled in Pursue the Passion: www.pursuethepassion.com. This movement aims to inspire and instill a passion within students nationwide and to encourage exploration of goals and ambition. In June 2003, Hazan was recognized as a Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Jewish News in recognition of her humanitarian relief work on behalf of Ethiopian Jewry.
A professional storyteller, Lynn is also a published writer. She performs throughout the Chicago area, United States, Canada, Mexico, the former Soviet Union, England, Ethiopia and Israel for audiences of all ages. She is a guest presenter at the famed Rancho La Puerta in Mexico. Lynn also conducts a variety of workshops, including corporate storytelling for clients, universities and professional organizations.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Lynn graduated with a B.A. from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and an M.A. from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.