Chairman and CEO

Joe McElmeelJoseph McElmeel is the Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, a Retained Executive Search firm specializing in recruiting professionals for manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, home builders and developers within the building materials, kitchen & bath, decorative and rough plumbing, and HVAC industries.

Joe’s prior career included senior executive positions at Eaton Yale & Towne, Ideal Security Hardware, Folger Adam Company, and Williams Company. Joe is also a past president of the National Association of Executive Recruiters, past president of the Executive Recruiters Roundtable, a past board member of the Illinois Association of Personnel Consultants. He is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, and the World Vision Storehouse.

He and his team are also involved in many local community organizations: Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Save Our Seabirds, Mote Marine, Selby Gardens, The Ringling, Gulf Coast CEO Forum, The Executives Club of Chicago, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.