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Top Executives Placed With Two West Coast Nonprofits

(2019) – MWA is pleased to announce the successful completion of two senior executive searches so far this year. In late 2018, The Bolsa Chica Conservancy, stewards of the treasured 1,300-acre wetlands and ecological reserve in Huntington Beach, sought out the assistance of MW&A to perform a development assessment as they readied for a capital campaign. As a result, a new Chief Executive Officer position was created and Huntington Beach City Councilman Patrick Brenden was selected from a qualified field of candidates to lead the organization forward as they enter a new era of expanded growth and impact. Brenden will start his tenure as CEO in July.


Simultaneously, MW&A conducted a search for the Chief Development Officer for Think Together, one of California’s most dynamic organizations dedicated to closing the achievement gap for students throughout the state.  Joel Wyatt, formerly Vice President of Didi Hirsh Mental Health Services, was chosen for the role. He will be charged with expanding the current board of directors that reaches across the state, as well as implementing a plan to achieve increased revenue growth. Congratulations to both Patrick and Joel as they embark on their new professional journeys.