NAIA Announces EFL Associates as Trusted Executive Search Service Provider

The NAIA announces EFL Associates as their Trusted Executive Search Service Provider
The NAIA announces EFL Associates as their Trusted Executive Search Service Provider

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced EFL Associates as its new Trusted Executive Search Service Provider. 

EFL Associates is a top two percent retainer-based recruitment firm. It is a nationally recognized company with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in attracting high-quality leadership to a variety of positions in higher education. Over the past decade, EFL has specialized in serving small to mid-sized colleges and universities. Through this partnership, a portion of EFL’s professional fee will be provided to the NAIA to further intercollegiate athletics. 

Steve Waldron, JD, Vice President & Managing Director of the Higher Education Search Practice will lead EFL Associates in providing executive search services to NAIA member schools.  Waldron’s nearly 35 years of leadership, organizational structure, and strategic planning experience in Higher Education, and the U.S. Marines, has given him a unique perspective on talent and assembling winning teams.

“We fully understand the critical importance of athletics not only to the student-athletes but also to our partner colleges and universities.  EFL is pleased to be able to tangibly provide support; we thank the NAIA for this opportunity,” said Waldron.  

“EFL Associates has more than 40 years of experience in identifying and attracting top-notch leaders for colleges and universities,” said NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr. “The NAIA is excited to partner with an executive search firm that understands the specific challenges of higher education and can connect our members with highly qualified, executive candidates.”

EFL Associates, a CBIZ, Inc. company, is a retained executive search firm that provides executive recruitment solutions for clients who need to select the best talent possible to lead their organizations' key roles.

ABOUT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (NAIA) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. NAIA members provide more than 77,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn $800 million in scholarships, and compete in 27 national championships. | @NAIA