ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Handler & Associates, Atlanta's longest-standing retained executive search firm, announces the appointment of Laura Lloyd to Partner.
Lloyd joined Handler & Associates 18 months ago and in that time has proven herself to be an outstanding executive search professional and trusted advisor. "Laura consistently fulfills Handler's mission of delivering great leaders for great companies - without exception and often in challenging circumstances," said Eric Handler, managing partner. "She embodies the firm's values, inspires confidence in both our clients and candidates, and has been a key driver of the company's growth." Lloyd, a 4 th generation Atlantan, is an expert at identifying transformational leaders who align with the client company's culture and values. She believes this is the essential formula to empower the new executive to experience higher job satisfaction and deliver impactful results for clients. Lloyd is a highly respected speaker on the topics of leadership, business trends, strategic planning and accelerating growth and profitability for executive leadership. Prior to joining Handler, Lloyd raised more than $55 million in her role as Chief Advancement Officer and cofounder of King's Ridge Christian School. She was also the first female Partner at Speer & Associates, a management consultancy serving the financial services industry throughout the North, Central and South Americas for 15 years. Her career began at Bank South, now Bank of America, where she advanced to Vice President of National Corporate Lending. Lloyd earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, majoring in Finance and Accounting. She currently serves as a trustee for the Maddox Family Foundation and has been a strong community advocate for education and youth wellness.