Judith (Judee) M. von Seldeneck
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Founder & Chairman


Judith M. von Seldeneck is Founder and Chairman of Diversified Search, headquartered in Philadelphia. For forty years, she has been a pioneer in the search industry and a leader in placing senior level executive talent.  Mrs. von Seldeneck has received many industry and community awards and has been recognized by the executive search industry as setting the standard for retained executive search. She has been active for many years on numerous public, private, and not-for-profit Boards of Directors. She previously served on the Board of Directors of National Association of Corporate Directors, Phila. Chapter (Chair), Citizens Financial Group, Tasty Baking Company, Teleflex, Inc., CoreStates Financial Group, Meridian Bancorp, and AAA MidAtlantic.  She was recently named to the Comcast and NBC Universal Joint Diversity Council and is Chairperson of the Women’s Advisory Council.

Some of her not-for-profit Boards include the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (former Chair), Global Philadelphia Association, Moyer Foundation, Executive Committee of The Committee of Seventy, Committee of 200, and Jefferson President’s Leadership Council.  Previous Boards include Hyde School (former Chair), Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) Chair, The Caron Foundation, CEO Council for Growth, WHYY, International Women’s Forum, Zoological Society, BLOCS, Urban Affairs Partnership, Glaucoma Foundation and Private Sector Outreach Board (Chair). She was a founder of the Forum of Executive Women, the largest association of women business leaders in the Philadelphia area. Prior to starting Diversified, Mrs. von Seldeneck served in Washington, DC as Executive Assistant to Vice President Walter F. Mondale.


Professional Activities & Achievements
Hope Award, National MS Society, Greater Delaware Valley 
Woman of Distinction Civic Leadership Award
Hall of Fame Award, Junior Achievement  
Paradigm Award Winner
Philadelphia Business Journal 30 MVPs Award  
Trailblazer Award Winner
Eleanor Raynolds Award for Excellence in Executive Search  
League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Business Hall of Fame   
Eagles Fly For Leukemia
Heart of Philadelphia Award, American Heart Association
BusinessWeek, Top 50 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World
Gardner W. Heidrick Award for Excellence in Executive Search
Women in Natural Sciences (WINS) Award, Academy of Natural Sciences 
Philadelphia Business Journal Most Admired CEO
William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed by the business community of Greater Philadelphia


BA, Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill