Who We Are

Our history

When you select BWP & Associates to work with your school district, you are receiving services from a firm with experienced consultants who have conducted over 800 successful executive searches. Three well-known and respected search firms joined forces to form BWP & Associates. These three include:

  • Harold Webb Associates that, in 1977, became the first superintendent search firm in the country.
  • PNR Associates that has conducted leadership searches for educational as well as national nonprofit organizations since 1984
  • The Bickert Group, Ltd. that, incorporated since 1992, has served predominately Midwest school districts

Our associates are dedicated professionals who have combined the very best practices from three strong search firms to offer our clients collective expertise and connections throughout the country.

Our location

BWP’s corporate office is located in Libertyville, Illinois. We conduct searches throughout the United States with consultant teams built to meet the needs and locations of our clients.

Our Directors & Associates

BWP & Associates’ experienced and dedicated directors and consultants are networked with educational leaders, as well as college, university and business leaders, throughout the country. Many are active in state, regional and national educational organizations. Some participate in various states’ superintendent academies by training sitting and future superintendents. BWP consultants offer a high level of expertise and a strong breadth of knowledge about exceptionally talented people throughout the country who are interested in working in leadership positions in education. We believe that we offer school boards an excellent opportunity to find the best person to meet their district’s specific needs. Please follow the links below to meet our directors and associates.