In Chicago...

Dick Sbarbaro is Chairman of Lauer, Sbarbaro Associates & EMA Chicago and served as Global Chairperson of EMA Partners International. For more than thirty years, Dick has successfully managed and conducted over 1,000 senior level assignments, about 100 for Catholic organizations in higher education, not-for-profit as well as in most industrial and financial sectors. Dick received his BS and MBA from DePaul University where he has served on the Athletic Board, President’s Club Council Board, Graduate School of Management Advisory Council and as an Adjunct Professor. He was recognized for his work with the DePaul University Distinguished Alumni Award and the Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Award.

Bill Yacullo is President of Lauer, Sbarbaro Associates & EMA Chicago and is the immediate past Chairperson of EMA Partners International. Bill has a BS from DePaul University and an MBA from Northwestern University. Bill has managed and conducted over 100 assignments in the Catholic sector for academic, health care and non-for-profit organizations in addition to 1,000 senior level positions in several other industries. Bill is currently President of St. Joseph College Seminary Board, a Member of the Board of Advisors of Catholic Charities of Chicago and President of Pathways To Hope. He is a past Director of St. Francis Hospital, past Board Chair of a large Catholic Nursing Home and a founding member of Business Executives for Economic Justice and the First Friday Club of Chicago.

In New York...

Ed Mruk is Senior Partner of Mruk & EMA New York. He was the founder and past Chairperson of EMA Partners International. As one of the early leaders of the Executive Search Industry, Ed has managed and conducted over 1,500 senior level assignments including over 50 in the Catholic sector. He is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and has served countless Catholic organizations as a Management Consultant, Executive Search Administrator, Trustee and expert witness. Ed is Chairman Emeritus of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and the first Board Chair of the Catholic Healthcare System of the Archdiocese of New York, at the time one of the largest in the United States. Ed is a member of the Knights of Malta and the recipient of the Panis Vitae award for his volunteer work for Catholic Charities.