Leadership Highlights

NYU Trustees Meeting, Florence

Wendeen Eolis has a long history of sailing in uncharted waters and tackling new initiatives eagerly! A pioneer in business and civic activities Wendeen thrives on competition that promotes leadership and successful innovation. Her greatest gratitude is directed to her alma mater--NYU.

Public Service Highlights

Hope's Champion Task Force, Chief Operations Officer (2002-Pres)
Civilian commander (title established 2005 )

First Assistant / Senior Advisor to Governor NY  (appointment 1995)
First woman in state history; advisor, state agencies (1996-Pres)

Special Advisor to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (1978-1994)
Career and political and government senior advisor; member of inner circle

Legal-Business Consulting Highlights

Founder/CEO  first search firm exclusively for practicing lawyers

Founder/CEO of singular consultancy for legal counsel selection

Founder/CEO  first career management consultancy  for lawyers 

Founder/CEO of leadership consultancy; defining "negotiating DNA"   

Special C-Suite/BOD Advisor  (Legal Affairs Management)
Examples:Caesars (BOD) GTE (CEO) TWA (EVP) Citicorp ( V-Chair) Time Warner (Chair) La Semana (BOD)

Pioneer -- Law Student Intern Program (1967-present)
Leading law schools; Whitehouse Citation-President Ronald Reagan

Author/Lecturer; Verbal People Reading System
EOLIS 12 Step People Reading System

Industry Associations - APCNY, NAPC, NALSC

​Association of Personnel Consultants - President (1974-1975)

National Association of Personnel Consultants - Member, Board of directors (1975-1976)

National Association Legal Search Consultants - Founder/President (1984-198

Personnel/Executive Search Industry Awards

Lifetime Service Award (APCNY)

Distinguished Service Award (NALSC)

Civic/Community Affairs 

NYU Law School, Special Advisor (2006-2008) 
Member, Dean's Advisory Council

New Yorkers for Children, Board Member (1999 - 2016)
Member Nominating Committee (2 years), Audit Committee 1 year)

International and NY Women's Forum ( (1999-present)
Member, Program committee; program presenter

City Meals on Wheels (1994-present)
Participant,  Women's Power Lunch (Executive Committee, 2 years)

WNYC, Board Member, 1994-2000
Mayoral appointment and WNYC Board election

PENCIL, Principal for a Day Program (1994-2000)
PFAD principal; Manhattan International, LaGuardia

Gaming Affairs 

Commemorative World Series of Poker chip issued in honor of Wendeen Eolis

World Series of Poker Players Advisory Council (PAC) Member (2006-2011)

World Series of Poker International PAC, Chair (2006-2009)

World Poker Association -Chair, Vice Chair (2007-2009)


For more information and to schedule appointments,
call (212) 472-4000 or email eolis@eolis.com