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Judith von Seldeneck

2013 Speaker

Judith M. von Seldeneck is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Diversified Search, headquartered in Philadelphia. For thirty-five years, she has been a pioneer in the search industry and a leader in placing qualified women and diversity candidates. Von Seldeneck is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Financial Group and previously Tasty Baking Company, as well as Teleflex, Inc. She was recently named to the Comcast and NBC Universal Joint Diversity Council, and is chairperson of the Women’s Advisory Council. von Seldeneck currently chairs the Private Sector Outreach Board, a partnership between the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor of Philadelphia. She was one of two founders of the Forum of Executive Women over 30 years ago, which today is the largest association of women business leaders in the Philadelphia area. Prior to starting Diversified, von Seldeneck served in Washington, DC as executive assistant to Vice President Walter F. Mondale. She’s won a number of awards, including the Gardner W. Heidrick  and Eleanor Raynolds Awards for Excellence in Executive Search, Paradigm award, Trailblazer award, American Heart Association Heart of Philadelphia,  Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction Civic Leadership award  and “Top 50 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World” by  Philadelphia Business Hall of Fame.