Companies and communities across the United States are selecting The PACE Group for their executive searches for one reason: We Get Results.

Whether the task is to develop an organizational analysis, conduct an executive search or prepare a strategic plan, we can get the job done.

  • Our executive searches yield the best candidates in the business.
  • Our organizational analysis gathers data from not just a few leaders but from a cross section of business leaders, team members, citizens and community groups (when appropriate).
  • Our marketing plans and organizational assessments are not off-the-shelf reports but are tailored to the individual community or company to meet its needs.
  • Our strategic planning retreats empower communities to establish their own mission, vision, and goals.

Over the past 19 years, the PACE Group has experienced solid and steady growth placing senior executives throughout the United States. Many of our successful clients are listed below. *An asterisk denotes multiple searches/repeat work with a client.

Adams County Economic Development Authority, Natchez, Mississippi
Alabama Power, Birmingham, Alabama
Alabama Press Association Alabama
Alliance for Economic Development*, Gainesville, Florida
American Electric Power*, Columbus, Ohio
Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ardmore Development Authority, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Arkansas Press Association
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas
Ashgrove Materials, Overland Park, Kansas
Ashland Alliance,* Ashland, Kentucky
Ashland Inc.*, Ashland, Kentucky
Baptist Health System*, Columbus, Mississippi
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Birmingham, Alabama
Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children*, Jackson, Mississippi
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Fargo*, Fargo, North Dakota
Branson Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Branson, Missouri
Branson Lakes Economic Development Council*, Branson, Missouri
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chickasha Economic Development Council, Chickasaw, Oklahoma
City Clarksburg, West Virginia
City of Asheville, North Carolina
City of Berrien County, Michigan
City of Bristol Economic Development, Bristol, Tennessee
City of Clarksdale Public Utilities, Mississippi
City of Danville, Virginia
City of Farmington, West Virginia
City of Huntsville, Alabama
City of Monroe (Airport Manager), Monroe, Louisiana
City of Monroe, Louisiana
City of North Las Vegas, Nevada
City of Paris, Texas
City of South Bend, Indiana
City of Tupelo*, Mississippi
City of Valdosta, Georgia
City of West Monroe, Louisiana
Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville, Tennessee
Clarksville Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, Clarksville, Tennessee
Colleton County Board of Commissioners, Colleton County, South Carolina
Colleton County Development Board, Colleton County, South Carolina
Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbus, Mississippi
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Kentucky
Community Development Foundation*, Tupelo, Mississippi
Corpus Christi Bay Alliance, Corpus Christi, Texas
Council for Economic Outreach*, Gainesville, Florida
Council for World Class Communities, Benton Harbor, Michigan
County of Berrien, St. Joseph, Michigan
Cowlitz County Economic Development Corporation*, Longview, Washington
CREATE Foundation, Tupelo, Mississippi
Dayton Development Coalition*, Dayton, Ohio
Denison Development Alliance*, Denison, Texas
Department of Innovation and Commercialization, Frankfort, Kentucky
Downtown Jackson Partners, Jackson, Mississippi
Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation, Duncan, Oklahoma
Duncan Economic Development Corporation, Duncan, Oklahoma
East Mississippi Business Development Council, Meridian, Mississippi
Enid Economic Development Council, Enid, Oklahoma
Entergy*, Jackson, Mississippi
Fargo-Cass County Economic Development Corporation, Fargo, North Dakota
First Corbin Financial Corporation, Lexington, Kentucky
Florida Economic Development Council*, Tampa, Florida
First United Methodist Church of Tupelo, Chief Operating Officer
Franklin County Development Authority, Russellville, Alabama
Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce*, Gainesville, Florida
Garden City Economic Development Council, Garden City, Kansas
Gateway Partnership, Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Georgia Power and Light*, Atlanta, Georgia
Glasgow/Barren County Industrial Development Economic Authority Glasgow, Kentucky
Graves County LDC, Mayfield, Kentucky
Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation, Paducah, Kentucky
Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce*, Shreveport, Louisiana
Greater Spokane Incorporated, Spokane, Washington
Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation, Tucumcari, New Mexico
Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation, Yuma, Arizona
Greeneville Partnership*, Greenville, Tennessee
Greenville Economic Development Corporation, Greenville, Texas
Greenville/Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Greenville, Mississippi
Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood, Mississippi
Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Board*, Greenwood, Mississippi
GTE Inc., Dallas, Texas
Gulf Power, Pensacola, Florida
Halifax County, Virginia
Halifax Regional Health System, South Boston, Virginia
Harper Industries, De Pere, Wisconsin
Huntington Area Development Council, Huntington, West Virginia
Iowa Utilities Association
Ivey Mechanical Company*, Kosciusko, Mississippi
Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Jackson County Port Authority, Pascagoula, Mississippi
James N. Gray Company, Lexington, Kentucky

James N. Gray Company, Austin, Texas
Janesville Economic Development Corporation, Janesville, Wisconsin
JESCO Construction., Tupelo, Mississippi
Kansas City Area Development Council, Kansas City, Missouri
Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet
Kentucky Press Association
Lawton Fort Sill Economic Development Team, Lawton, Oklahoma
Louisiana Press Association
Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Lubbock, Texas
Martin & Seibert L.C., Martinsburg, West Virginia
McKinney Economic Development Corporation, McKinney, Texas
McVean Trading & Investments, Memphis, Tennessee
Memorial Hospital Development Foundation, Gulfport, Mississippi
Memorial Hospital*, Gulfport, Mississippi
Meridian Public Schools Meridian, Mississippi
Methodist Rehabilitation Center*, Jackson, Mississippi
Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Jackson, Mississippi
Minot Area Development Corporation, Minot, North Dakota
Mississippi Compulsive Gambling Association,
Mississippi Development Authority, Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi Economic Council*, Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi Institute of Technology Development, Mississippi
Mississippi Press Association
Mississippi State Board of Health, Jackson, Mississippi
Mitchell’s Oil Field Service, Sidney, Montana
Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery, Alabama
Murray Economic Development Corporation, Murray, Kentucky
Nabholz Inc.*, Conway, Arkansas
National Newspaper Association
Nebraska Public Power
New England Newspaper Publishers Association, New Hampshire
New York Press Association
North Alabama Industrial Development Association, Decatur, Alabama
North Louisiana Economic Partnership, Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana
North Mississippi Industrial Development, West Point, Mississippi
North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, Mississippi
Northeast North Carolina Commission for Economic Development, Edenton, North Carolina
Ohio Valley Business and Industrial Development Corporation, Wheeling, West Virginia
Oklahoma Press Association
Opelika Chamber of Commerce, Opelika, Alabama
Orangeburg Development Commission, Orangeburg, South Carolina
Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, Owensboro, Kentucky
Owensboro Mercy Healthcare System, Owensboro, Kentucky
Palmetto Economic Development Corporation, Palmetto, South Carolina
Panola Partnership, Batesville, Mississippi
Paris Chamber of Commerce, Paris, Texas
Paris Economic Development Corporation, Paris, Texas
Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development, Rockingham, North Carolina
Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association
Pikeville Economic Development Corporation, Pikeville, Kentucky
Pikeville Medical Development Corporation*, Pikeville, Kentucky
Pikeville Regional Medical Center*, Pikeville, Kentucky
Ponca City Development Authority, Ponca City, Oklahoma
Ponca City Development Board, Ponca City, Oklahoma
Progress Energy*, Raleigh, North Carolina
Public Service Commission, Yazoo, Mississippi
Pueblo Economic Development Council, Pueblo, Colorado
REI – Rural Enterprises Inc.*, Durant, Oklahoma
Richmond Economic Partnership*, Rockingham, North Carolina
San Joaquin Partnership, San Joaquin County, California
Shawnee Economic Development Foundation, Shawnee, Oklahoma
Sherman Economic Development Corporation, Sherman, Texas
Shoals Economic Development Authority, Florence, Alabama
Sid Peterson Regional Medical Center, Kerrville, Texas
Southern Economic Development Council, Atlanta, Georgia
Spokane Economic Development Corporation, Spokane, Washington
St. Bernards Healthcare*, Jonesboro, Arkansas
Sunbelt Innovative Plastics, Inc, Harahan, Louisiana
Temple Economic Development Corporation, Temple, Texas
Tennessee Press Association
Texas Municipal League,
Texas Press Association
The Alliance*, Corinth, Mississippi
The Area Development Partnership*, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
The Cornerstone Alliance*, Benton Harbor, Michigan
The Murray Alliance, Murray, Tennessee
The Ouachita Economic Development Corporation, Ouachita Parrish, Louisiana
The Southern Company, Atlanta, Georgia
The University of Mississippi Medical Center*, Jackson, Mississippi
The Yakima County Development Association Yakima, Washington
Trinity Health Systems*, Minot, North Dakota
United Missouri Bank, Kansas City, Missouri
United States Justice Department, Oxford, Mississippi
University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Washington County Economic Development Council, Johnson City, Tennessee
West Texas Utilities, Amarillo, Texas
West Virginia State Government
Whirlpool Inc.*, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Woodland Nursing Home, Diamond Head, Mississippi