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Jeffrey Hyler has been hired by executive search firm Spencer Stuart for its global industrial and energy practices division. Hyler specializes in gas and electric utility, merchant energy and alternative energy assignments.

Hyler has been a consultant and partner in Towers Perrin's executive compensation and rewards practice, assisting energy industry clients with their compensation strategies. His assignments have included advisory work with senior management and outside directors on a variety of topics, including compensation strategy development, annual and long-term incentive plan design, executive perquisite programs, employment contracts, change-in-control agreements, competitive-pay analysis and outside-director pay.

"As the utility industry continues to evolve into larger, different and more complex and competitive business models, Jeff's expertise will be an enormous asset in helping our clients identify the right people and skill-sets for their specific leadership needs," says Bob Shields, who heads the Chicago office of Spencer Stuart, as well as the firm's utilities practice.

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