Kay M. Fuhrman


Kay Fuhrman is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Dallas office and a member of the Industrial, Technology and Information Officer practices. She focuses on senior level search assignments including chief executive officer, board of directors, president, chief operating officer, chief information officer and chief financial officer roles within the energy, utility, cleanTech, alternative/renewable energy, industrial and business services sectors.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kay served as vice president of business development for Alliance Data, leading large scale business process and information technology outsourcing transactions and systems integration engagements across 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. Before that, Kay was responsible for leading Aquila Energy’s retail energy business across the central United States.

Kay began her career with DPL, Inc where she started and led the company’s unregulated businesses including a retail energy company serving industrial and commercial customers throughout the Midwest, an energy efficiency and engineering business serving industrial companies throughout the region and DPL’s street lighting operations serving communities across West Central Ohio.


The University of Dayton, MBA in Finance

Wright State University, BS in Business Administration

Philanthropy and Service

Kay has served on the board of directors for Texas Energy Association for Marketers and as National Committee Chair for National Energy Marketers Association.