Toni Sandor Smith

Former Managing Partner, Not-for-Profit Practice, Spencer Stuart



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Toni Smith spent 30 years as a consultant with Spencer Stuart, a leading international executive search firm. For the last 15 years of her tenure there she 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, Ms. Smith served over 400 nonprofit clients throughout the country and, occasionally, overseas. A sampling of the Chicago area clients with whom she worked includes:

  • The Field Museum of Natural History
  • Lyric Opera
  • Metropolitan Family Services
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Metropolitan Planning Council
  • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
  • WTTW / Channel 11
  • WBEZ Public Radio

Since retirement, Ms. Smith has been an active consultant (and current Board member) with Executive Service Corps, Board member of Associated Colleges of Illinois and One Hope United, Docent and Visiting Committee member of the Oriental Institute, and Corporate Director of F.E.I. Behavioral Health.

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