DENNIS HAYASHI

Former Chief Creative Officer and Founder of aHa Communications Inc. and Media Options, Inc. Dennis leads officer-level searches in the areas of Communications, Global HR, Training and Development, Government Relations, Engineering, Healthcare and Building Industry. His central expertise is vetting, mentoring and coaching performance-driven leadership. He brings decades of C-Level relationship experience to helping YGN candidates transition into the corporate and not-for-profit sector. He is a nationally recognized thought leader of public policy awareness programs covering a broad range of issues including domestic violence; homebuilding; international adoption; older worker and disabled employment; and auto, property, casualty and life insurance. He served as Captain, Infantry USAR and is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He was a founding board member of the Catherine Cook Elementary School in Chicago, and a former board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Chicago, Access Living — a leading advocacy group for an independent disabled living — and the Northeastern Illinois University Foundation.