Kay Fuhrman focuses on senior level search assignments in the Energy and Utility sectors and serves in the Industrial practice. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kay spent over 8 years as Vice President of Business Development for Alliance Data leading large scale outsourcing sales pursuits with energy and utility companies throughout North America. In this role, Kay also managed the company’s strategic partnerships with technology and key service providers leveraged for the delivery of Alliance Data’s solutions. Kay began her career in Dayton Ohio spending 11 years with DPL, Inc. At DPL, Kay started and led the company’s unregulated operations including a retail energy company serving industrial and commercial customers throughout the Midwest and DPL’s street lighting operations across West Central Ohio. Following DPL, Kay spent 2 years with Aquila Energy running the company’s retail energy business across the central United States. Kay holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from The University of Dayton. She also holds a BS in Business Administration from Wright State University. Kay has served on the board of directors for Texas Energy Association for Marketers since 2002. In addition, Kay has served as National Committee Chair for National Energy Marketers Association in 2005 and 2006.