Presidential Search Update

Posted on March 12, 2020

Dear Lakeside Community,

The search for the new President/Chief Executive Officer. is live and underway. The Search Committee, with significant input from the community, staff and Board of Directors, has completed the development of the Position Specification to be used for all marketing and recruiting related to the search. Thank you to the committee and our search partner, Montague & Associates, for their diligence in getting us to this place.

Our next step is to identify the pool of potential candidates for the position. We have developed a broad set of evaluation criteria that will provide focus on the desired attributes of Lakeside Chautauqua’s next President/CEO. Over the months ahead, the search firm will use these criteria to assess candidates for the role. The Search Committee will meet on April 25, 2020 with Mary Lee Montague, CEO of Montague & Associates, to review the search results to date. No times have been set for candidate interviews at this time.

We would also ask you to help us identify people who might be qualified candidates. Please share the job specification with anyone you think may be a qualified and interested candidate or possible source. Please contact our search consultant, Mary Lee Montague, at with names and additional contact information related to potential candidates.

Additional updates will be shared along the way. But please understand this is a process with a proven methodology and results and we must all ‘trust the process.’ Our timing on this complex search is a moving target and the Search Committee is comfortable making sure we take the necessary time to identify candidates that are well qualified and vetted.

The committee will continue to stay in touch with Lakeside during the process, while also respecting the confidential nature of candidates that comes with all searches. Don’t hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions. Be assured that we will treat all information from you in total confidence.

Thank you for your continued interest and support.


Kurt Geisheimer
Search Committee Chair
Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors Chair

How to Apply

Lakeside Chautauqua has exclusively retained the services of Montague & Associates to lead the search for the President/Chief Executive Officer. The team is being led by Founder/CEO Mary Lee Montague.

View Position Specification

Lakeside Chautauqua is an equal opportunity employer. Those interested in applying for the position should direct a complete chronological resume to Montague & Associates team member:

Nancy DeMoss
Vice President, Candidate Management
Montague & Associates
(704) 517-8146