Empty Seats: Dealing With Succession Issues in Your Organization

Monday 4:15 – 5:15 PM

Session Description

Succession issues have never been so prevalent in the workplace. With the movement of the Boomers out of the workforce, the number of leadership roles left vacant will cause many organizations to deal with many challenging issues as they look to advance their own internal candidates while they also seek capable external talent for key leadership roles. This presentation will outline the facts and provide several potential strategies that organizations can employ to stem the tide.


Dan Ryan

In his role as Principal at Ryan Search & Consulting, Dan leads the Talent Acquisition, Talent Development and Succession Strategy processes for the firm and their clients. Dan leads the firm in providing a seamless system of strategic methods that enable clients to look at their talent needs from an internal and external perspective. The primary market segments for the firm include the Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Utility worlds. Ryan Search has worked with multi-national clients with large workforces and has also helped small firms in the emerging economy understand how to best understand, utilize and leverage their existing talent. Dan has earned a M.Ed. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, an MBA from Tennessee State University, and a BS in Engineering Physics from Murray State University. He is an adjunct faculty member for Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and has also taught for Belmont University.