The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals is a global membership-based organization shaping the future of outsourcing as a management practice, as a profession, and as an industry. Its members are executives and managers of outsourcing customers, service providers and advisors. Kirkland & Ellis is a co-founder of the Chicago and San Francisco chapters of IAOP. This meeting of The Chicago Chapter of IAOP was held on April 20, 2006 at the offices of Russell Reynolds Associates. A networking reception followed the formal presentation.