Toni Smith


Toni lived in Lakeview for 30 years and spent those 30 years as a consultant with Spencer Stuart, a leading international executive search firm. For the last 15 years of her tenure there, Toni was the partner in charge of its practice with not-for-profit clients. Working primarily with Boards of Directors and Trustees seeking new leadership for their organizations, she served over 200 nonprofit clients throughout the country and, occasionally, overseas. A sampling of the Chicago area clients with whom she worked include: The Field Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Family Services, Metropolitan Planning Council, Adler Planetarium, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra United Way of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, WBEZ WTTW/Channel 11, Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois, and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation.

An Alumna of Vassar College, Toni is a long-time volunteer with Nourishing Hope. She is a former Chair and Board member of One Hope United; a former Board Chair and consultant at Executive Service Corps; former Chair and current member of Steppenwolf’s Directors Circle; and former Advisory Board member and volunteer at the Oriental Institute. Toni is active at The Admiral at the Lake where she has been President of the Residents Association, Chair of the Lifelong Learning Committee and is currently a member of the Board of Directors.

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