Laura Weinman

Assistant Vice President

“Your mission’s success depends on the strength and vision of your leadership team.”

Laura has more than 20 years of Association/Nonprofit leadership experience, including seven as a Development/Marketing Consultant for over 30 organizations. She has extensive experience with development, staff recruitment, staff management, career coaching, major gifts, planned giving, prospect research, strategic development planning, grant writing, event management, sponsorship, volunteer management, and annual fund raising. She has been a valued member of the KEES/Alford Executive Search team since 2012.

Clients served include:

  • Broadmead Senior Living
  • CityYear
  • CommunityHealth
  • Farm Foundation, NFP
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  • NorthShore University Health
  • The Salvation Army
  • YMCA – Multiple

Education and Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts from University of Illinois
  • Post Graduate coursework at DePaul University


  • Speaker on topics including “Recharging Your Development Program”, “Finding, Cultivating and Growing your Development Team’s Talent”, “Salary Negotiations: A Consultative Approach” and “Networking Tips for Introverts”

Professional/Community Affiliations:

  • Member, Women in the Development Profession
  • Member, Women in Development North

Prior Experience:

  • McGaw YMCA, Evanston, IL
  • Anti-Cruelty Society
  • Field Museum of Natural History


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