Dowd Associates Adds Three Partners to the Firm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dowd Associates Names Three Partners to Firm

WHITE PLAINS, NY December 1, 2004 –Executive Search firm Dowd Associates has announced that it has named Kristen Lalla, Maureen Cavalluzzi and Stephanie Bates as partners to its firm.

“We’re retained by the world’s market leaders in their pursuit of top potential talent and organizational development,” said Richard Dowd, President of Dowd Associates. “Maureen, Kris and Stephanie have proven to be instrumental in those efforts, as well as the overall success and growth of our firm. This is a well earned affirmation of their contributions to Dowd Associates.”

Kristen Lalla, of White Plains, joined Dowd in 1997. Port Chester, NY resident Stephanie Bates has been with the firm since 2000. Maureen Cavalluzzi of Harrison, NY joined in 1995.

Dowd Associates, (http://www.dowdassociates.com) a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), is based in White Plains, NY and specializes in the recruitment of senior level financial executives.