updated 3/7/2011 11:16:47 AM ET 2011-03-07T16:16:47

CHICAGO, March 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, announced today that Tracy Elving joined the firm as Partner. She will be part of the Industrial Practice and based out of Dallas, Texas.

Elving comes to Heidrick & Struggles from 3P Excellence LLC where she served as president & chief executive officer partnering with Fortune 500 senior leaders, addressing both the people aspect of change as well as the business challenge. She focused on sound client counsel leading to a path of sustainable success.

"We are thrilled to have Tracy joining Heidrick & Struggles," said Jonathan Graham, Regional Managing Partner of the Americas for the firm's Industrial Practice. "Tracy is a committed leader, a respected industrial expert, results oriented and she has a proven track record for cultivating strong and enduring relationships."

Prior to 3P, Elving worked with United Airlines as corporate officer & vice president of base maintenance. Earlier in her career, Elving spent time within General Electric as vice president of the Lockheed Martin Aviation Account and Hamilton Sundstrand as head of their Military Engine Programs at United Technologies.

Elving holds an undergraduate degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Boston University.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII) is the leadership advisory firm providing senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, including succession planning, executive assessment and development, talent retention management, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles' leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit www.heidrick.com .

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