Laura Weinman

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

Laura Weinman

Vice President

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Laura has more than a decade of executive search experience, and prior, over 20 years as a staff leader in various institutions. Her expertise focuses on leadership and staff recruitment, staff management, board recruitment, career coaching, and philanthropy strategy. She is also a frequent speaker on topics such as “Engaging your Board in Philanthropy,” “Recharging Your Development Program” and “Networking Tips for Introverts.” Laura leads many of the firm’s executive searches, oversees Specialty and Interim Staffing, and occasionally steps in to provide leadership coverage or strategic consulting to fill short term gaps. She has been a member of the KEES team since 2012.

Education and Credentials:

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


  • Speaker on topics including “Engaging your Board in Philanthropy,” “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
  • Member, The Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN)
  • Co-Chair, ACN Membership Committee

Prior Experience:

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

Sample of Recent Clients Served:

  • Chinese American Service League
  • Center for Enriched Living
  • Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League
  • JCFS Chicago
  • Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • The Actuarial Foundation
  • Mercatus Center
  • National Association for Urban Debate Leagues
  • Adler University
  • Broadmead
  • The Art Center Highland Park